Flat-pack furniture can be notorious for its difficulty to construct. Even if you follow the instructions that come with the furniture, the item in question can be hard to assemble. Fortunately, there are a few things that you can do that could make your life a little easier.
Find a few tips below that can help you to be more successful the next time you’re putting furniture together:
Prepare the Area
One of the first things that you need to do is to prepare the area. Ensure you have enough space to work, ideally in the room where the furniture is going to live. If you have to move your new piece of furniture to a different room, there’s always a chance that you’ll damage it or your flooring. Prepare the area where the furniture is going to live as it makes life easier.
Get the Right Tools Together
Getting the right tools together before you begin can save you a lot of time. Many pieces of flat-pack furniture come with tools, but not all of the time. Be sure to get a hammer, a screwdriver, and an Allen wrench if you have one. You might also want to use some adhesive that offers the right performance. Sometimes the nails and screws that come with the furniture are not strong enough.
Check the Contents of the Boxes
Before you make a start on your new furniture, be sure to check the contents of the box. Many pieces of furniture come with screws and nails, but they might not always contain the right number. It would be a shame if you were to get 99% of your new bookcase, for example, built, only to find you don’t have enough nails. Check before you start so you can buy more nails should you need to.
As soon as you have checked the contents of the box, you should ideally organize everything. Place all of those small parts in a cup or a plastic container so they cannot get lost. Doing this will also ensure you don’t accidentally spill them everywhere while you’re looking for another shelf to add.
When you’re more organized, you’ll find that you take less time putting your items together. This can be very satisfying in itself.
Unless you are very confident when it comes to building flat-packed furniture, you should get help. When you work on your own, you will need to build the furniture, and hold bits of it in place. Sometimes this can be hard enough even if you’re a seasoned furniture-builder.
Having another pair of hands with you can help you to build your new furniture correctly. Sometimes it’s just easier if you have someone else to help you. It can prevent you from putting a shelf in the wrong place, for example.
Always Follow the Instructions
While you think this is an obvious thing to suggest, not everyone follows the instructions. Some people assume that they can build their new piece of furniture without even taking a glance at the instructions. However, the instructions can change from time to time. This is usually due to the manufacturer making small changes to the product. If you fail to follow the instructions, chances are you won’t construct your new item correctly. This is something that you need a avoid.
Flat-packed furniture isn’t as easy to put together as you may hope. However, the above tips can help you to make the whole process a lot easier. Consider using them the next time you buy some flat-packed furniture for your home, business, or wherever you please.
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