When it comes to saving money and purchasing furniture at a
fraction of the price, nothing beats flat pack furniture. However when
purchasing flat pack furniture there tends to be a hidden cost that is not
measured in monetary value and is generally not accounted for, your sanity.
After spending weeks in a row assembling multiple pieces of
flat pack furniture, here are some top DIY flat pack assembly furniture tips to make the
assemble process that tiny bit easier and hopefully help protect your sanity
throughout the process.
Use an electric
screwdriver: Skip the use of those small tools that are included with the
flat pack furniture and that you are expected to use to assemble the furniture
with. It is hardly easy using those small tools and exerting ridiculous amounts
of force in order to prevent the furniture from collapsing.
It is highly
recommended that you either purchase or borrow an electric screwdriver with
replaceable bits -this one tip will save you many hours. With this being said,
it is vital that you make sure not to over tighten. Prepare and clean
your workspace: This tip is pretty obvious; however it is being included
due to the fact that you will generally need to walk right around every side of
the piece of furniture you are assembling, as this it the way they are usually
assembled, so ensure that the area you are assembling furniture in has plenty
Also be sure the furniture you are assembling can even fit within the
space you are placing it – there would be nothing worse then completing that
dreaded furniture assembly process only to find out the furniture does not fit
in the spot you had assigned it. Separate your pieces:
Before jumping right into the assembly process it is highly recommended that
you count all of your pieces and separate them into an orderly fashion. This will save you lots of time and
frustration in the long run.
If a hammer is needed
use a rubber mallet: Most furniture assemble needs a hammer to link pieces
of wood together, they generally need a good hammering in order to join
together, and using a metal hammer is just a recipe for disaster. A metal
hammer can damage your flat pack furniture, leaving damage to the premade holes
– ensure you use a large rubber mallet. If you are looking for local handyman services or if you
need assistance with any of the flatpacks (especially for Ikea furniture), AssembleBay will be able to help you.
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