Top tips of Assembling flat pack furniture
Flat pack furniture is a cost effective and convenient way of furnishing your home. It’s also much easier to transport, but assembling flat pack furniture can be a daunting task. However, by closely following instructions in an organized approach, you can confidently self-assemble any typical flat packed furniture without too much hassle. Let’s explore some handy tips for successful flat pack assembly:
1. Unpack all the boxes and check all parts
Unpack the boxes and put the same pieces together. Then check all parts to make sure that you have everything you are supposed to have and that nothing is missing or broken. This is extremely important because there’s nothing worse than starting the assembly process only to find that you are missing some screws or boards. Confirming that you have everything you need saves you the agony of having to take the piece of furniture apart to return it or buying the missing part yourself. Therefore, you can easily notice if something is damaged or missing and contact the supplier to ask for a replacement.
2. Follow the instructions carefully
Nowadays, instructions are easy to read and understand. At first glance, reading the manual might seem daunting or a waste of time and you might be tempted to simply plough ahead. However, the importance of reading through the manual cannot be stressed enough and it will end up saving you time and frustration if you take a few moments to read the instructions, check each component, separate the pieces and understand the sequence. In most cases, failure to read through the manual results in various leftover parts or screws and a poor assembly job.
3. Make space
If possible, assemble your flat pack furniture in an area with plenty of room to move and minimal clutter. Make sure that you have ample space to lay your unit down, sit on the floor and leave ample room for your parts and tools. Moreover, if you’re assembling large items such as wardrobes, tables or beds, it makes sense to construct them in the rooms you are going to use them. Assembling furniture in a crowded room wastes time and can be very frustrating.
4. Have tools ready
Some flat pack kits come with some of the tools you need such as an Allen key. However, it’s important to understand that you may need extra tools such as a Phillips head screwdriver, a flathead screwdriver, a rubber mallet, a hammer and an electric screwdriver with various interchangeable bits. These tools will make the assembly process easier, more convenient and much faster.
5. Work on a blanket
Flat pack furniture can have a lot of sawdust and dirt when you are assembling. Therefore, it’s a great idea to place a blanket down in order to cover your nice carpet or protect the furniture, especially if assembling in a garage or outside.
6. Take your time
Work methodically and give yourself ample time to assemble the item. However, if you try to rush you might miss something or make mistakes and you might even end up making furniture repairs. This will lead to extra time being wasted and frustrations. It’s also important to take regular breaks especially if the assembly is puzzling. You might just come back with fresh ideas and solutions.
If you want to make your flat pack furniture assembly successful, use clamps to hold pieces together or ask a friend to help. Besides holding stuff in place while you work, a friend might also help you make sense of confusing instructions. Remember to dress comfortably and open a few windows if the room is warm. By following these handy tips, you’ll be using your furniture in no time.
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