Have you been eyeing that beautiful piece of IKEA furniture that would fit perfectly into your living room but just don’t know if you have the time or desire to glue, screw, and nail 100 different pieces together? If you’re planning on tackling a job like furniture assembly, one can save him or herself quite a bit of pain by having a plan of attack when taking on the task. Here are some tips from Apex Handyman Service to help you with your DIY assembly endeavors.


Pieces of furniture spread out

Layout makes finding the correct pieces easier and decreases assembly time.

The first step in successful furniture assembly is unwrapping all of your components and laying them out. Usually many of the pieces will be taped and wrapped together, so it will make your life easier to take everything apart piece by piece and lay it out in front of you with the identification letters or numbers facing up for quick and easy locating during the assembly process.

Take an inventory

Fasteners for furniture assembly

Make sure you have all of your fasteners before starting the job.

After taking apart the kit, it’s important to ensure that all of the pieces the unit is supposed to have are actually there. There’s nothing more annoying or frustrating than getting half way through a project and realizing that you are missing some of the components required to complete the assembly. Usually the instructions will have a section dedicated to identification of the hardware and how many of each should be in the kit. Refer to this section to take a quick inventory before diving in.

Have the correct tools on hand

Having the tools readily accessible can save you time and make the process more enjoyable and efficient. Having to stop periodically to go look for a tool can be somewhat annoying, so after taking an inventory of the hardware make sure you have the correct tools on hand.

Follow the instructions closely

Pieces of a desk in diagram form

Make sure you have the pieces facing the right direction!

Last but certainly not least, make sure you follow the instructions closely. Many times this seemingly obvious step can be overlooked and sections of furniture can be put on backwards or mistaken entirely for another piece. This can be frustrating when you get a chunk of a project complete only to realize you have to disassemble it to flip a piece over or to switch a piece from one place to another.

And that’s it in a nutshell! Follow these steps and you’re on your way to a beautiful new piece of furniture.

If you find that you’re too busy to assemble a piece of furniture, or you don’t have the desire to do it yourself, contact Apex Handyman Service and we will gladly do it for you. We offer furniture assembly along with a whole range of other services to help alleviate some of the burdens of home ownership. Feel free to contact us any time with any project and we will help you accomplish your goals in a timely and efficient manner.