So you've shopped for the best furniture options for your home, brought them home (or had them delivered), and now the time comes to go about putting your newly acquired home furnishings together. When it comes to the actual furniture assembly, where do you begin?
Neat and organized
First and foremost, make sure you have all the required boxes and parts needed for complete assembly. Many times furniture pieces will come in multiple boxes. Sometimes these numerous boxes are identified with numbers or letters to help make the opening and assembly much easier. Pay attention to this when unloading your parts, and try to stack the boxes neatly in order if possible. It's best to stack your boxes near the location of the completed furniture, but should always be kept away from pathways in your home to avoid accidents.
Decide if you're assembling yourself, or hiring an assembler
Furniture assembly can be daunting and become an overwhelming nightmare within minutes of starting an assembly project. A simple computer desk can sometimes include hundreds of parts, hardware, packing components, and small tools. Not only that, but many people will find that assembling furniture themselves is just too difficult, or outside of their physical abilities. Most will turn to a professional furniture assembler with experience with these types of jobs. Assembly Smart in Jacksonville for instance provides affordable rates starting at just $49 per hour and even cleans up the mess on the way out.
Hiring a professional?
Smart move. Your furniture assembler will most likely arrive at your appointment after completing another exhaustive project. Be respectful of this and try to make sure minimal effort and time is required to relocate the unassembled furniture to it's final location in the home. Having the boxes neatly organized earlier will save the assembler time and confusion when initially beginning the parts and hardware inventory. Make sure the area is free of debris and clutter which could result in longer assembly times due to having to make space during the inventory and assembly process. Be sure there is plenty of light available in the assembly location and the area is well cooled/heated depending on the season. Remember, the easier you make it for the assembler, the quicker and for efficient the project will go!
Tackling it yourself
Feeling brave? By all means, give it a shot! Following the same rules above, having a clean work space is important. Also, make sure you have basic hand tools available. Some tools are usually included in boxed furniture, but a variety of screwdrivers, wrenches, a hammer, a drill, and a tape measure will usually come in handy. Make sure you have a comfortable area to work, free of obstructions and possible safety hazards.