At AssembleBay, we understand
that it can be very difficult to assemble flatpack furniture, especially if you
are not an expert. The process of assembling can take all day and the
instructions can sometimes be confusing! However, flatpack furniture is usually
much cheaper; so many people still choose this type of furniture. The process
must be approached calmly and not be rushed.
Here are the top 4 tips for assembling flatpack furniture.
These tips will hopefully make the process as a whole less stressful and
1. Give yourself enough space
It seems like something very
basic but it is important to have enough space to lay all the components of the
furniture out. Giving yourself a lot of space will also help you stay more
organised and you will be less likely to lose any of the small screws or bolts
from the furniture.
Try to build the furniture in an
area that isn’t already cluttered with a lot of stuff. Also if you are able to,
it is best to assemble the piece of furniture in the room you are hoping to put
in it. That way you won’t have to move the furniture when it is completed and
you won’t have to worry about getting it to fit through a doorway (if it is a
large piece of furniture).
2. Make sure you have the right tools
Some simple pieces of
assemble flat pack furniture do come with basic tools to assemble. However, more complicated
projects will require the use of proper tools (including screwdriver, hammer,
Allan keys, etc.), so if you don’t have a set of tools you will have to borrow
These tools ensure the piece of
furniture is put together properly and will dramatically reduce the amount of
3. You must have a lot of patience
Before beginning the project, you
must understand that this may take a long time. Try not to get frustrated too
easily and remember that it is only a piece of furniture! We understand that it can be
difficult to get in the right frame of mind to ensure you don’t lose your
This may sound simple, but ensuring that you are not hungry will help
you not to lose your patience (building flatpack furniture is known to make
hungry people angry), so it’s best to eat so you don’t get ‘hangry’!
It is also important to remember
to block out a whole section of time purely dedicated to assembling the
furniture, that way you won’t have to rush and lose your patience.
If you feel
as though you are becoming overwhelmed it is important to take a short break,
that way you can come back and tackle the problem with a fresh attitude.
4. Read the instructions more than once
Instructions are notoriously
known for being difficult to read, however, this is no longer the case
(especially the instructions from IKEA).
The instructions are just about
the most important thing that will come out of the flatpack box, so make sure
you never misplace it!
Some people might think they know how to build the
furniture and they simply go ahead without the instructions, however this
usually tends to bite them in the butt later on when they are left with two
screws and they have no idea where they go!
To avoid this situation always
stick to the instructions and follow it step by step.
If after reading all these tips, you still find the process of flatpack
furniture very daunting, you can sign up for our service and you will be able
to find a local handyman who can come to your house and assemble the furniture