How to assemble flat pack furniture
Having screwdriver and knowledge of turning screws it’s not enough to do flat pack furniture assembly. Even if you good with flowing instructions still not enough. We think: I just open a box, read a manual and within one hour come up with a nice peace of furniture – people like to dream.
Before start is necessary to have basic ideas of what could go wrong, when working on flat pack furniture, so you can avoid doing same task over again. Seven times measure one time cut. We don’t want assemble whole peace and then realize that we forgot to screw panels at the step number 3 and than putting the…. thing back together all over again.
Always open a box at the corner, work your way along the seam, never do this at the central part of the box – you’ll damage or scratch a surface of the furniture.
Don’t rush things up it would be a first mistake that people usually do. Get an idea of what you about to do, spend 5 minutes study instruction, figure sequence and the order of the steps, check the hardware.
People never check the parts list;
it gives another idea of what goes where and also you not going to end up with a couple important parts missing at the end. That’s another common mistake people do.
Prepare a working aria, make sure you have enough space to work on and if you can work on the table it would be even better, job would be more productive and you save your back and knees. If you assemble closet or bad you’ll need big room to dance. It can be so frustrating to put the thing together then realize that it is facing the wrong way round or it needs lifting into position but you haven’t allowed yourself enough room to do it.
Wright tools will save tons of your time, you must have a battery drill and basic hand tools, if you want to screw thing together by hands it is going to take whole year. In some Möbelmontage cases you might need a drill bits, level, skill saw, hammer, measure tape.
Don’t mess up components, put everything in order and follow instruction Separate hardware the way it goes, get all the pieces ready before putting together. Put the right screw etc with the correct part so that you don’t get confused. Put the right screw etc with the correct part so that you don’t get confused.
Be patient and never hurry your project spend all necessary time check tings twice, go trough same operation for several times, if you made a mistake it might give you a big problem at the end
Never brake your back, if it is two people job like it says on the paper then it is. Some projects like wardrobe, closet, office etc. tables require assistant, if you apply to much stress on the panels or other parts you can brake or twist it.
How to Assemble Flat Pack Furniture The Professional Way!
Stanley Knife – Used by professional flat pack assembly experts for removing cardboard packaging, plastic wrapping from flat packs. Most flat pack furniture manufacturers forbid you to use a Stanley knife as the inexperienced flat pack assembler is prone to damaging or scoring the veneer/laminate of the furniture/flat packs inside the boxes.
Non-marking Rubber Mallet (typically 16oz) – Used by professional flat pack furniture assembly experts to knock home end panels, shelves etc during the flat pack furniture assembly process without marking or damaging or discolouring surfaces (also ideal for knocking home wooden dowels without mushrooming the heads, which would could cause problems further down the flat pack assembly line).
Cordless Drill driver with charged reserve battery (Minimum 14V) – Preferably with a gear clutch so as adequately tighten, yet not over tighten screws or allen bolts on your new flat pack furniture. This tool makes easy work of the construction of all your flat pack items and also speeds up the assembly process considerably! The Drill Driver accessories listed below must be used in conjunction with the drill driver and are an essential piece of kit for any flatpack assembly expert! Using our techniques, you can throw away your allen keys and say goodbye to those blistered and sore hands. These tools save bags of time and ensure a first class flatpack furniture assembly time after time!
Drill Driver bits – Posi-drive, Philips, Hex and slotted (range of different sizes required according to different flat pack assembly requirements). Magnetized bits will enable the flatpack assembly expert to line up a screw on the driver whilst keeping the remaining hand free to hold whatever is being fixed in place. Magnetized bits, are an extremely handy as well as time saving addition to your drill driver.