If DIY isn’t your forte, being landed with the task of creating a piece of furniture from a box containing a few obscure pieces may initially seem like an impossible task. The experts at Room to Grow have put together some key advice with the aim of making home assembly that bit less daunting.
Before starting to assemble your furniture we suggest you clear plenty of space and assembly should be carried out in the room and position that the furniture will be used. Once you have the initial preparation out of the way, we advise you lay out all the pieces, fixings and tools neatly on the floor to ensure nothing is misplaced. This also gives you the chance to check you have all the required parts and there is nothing missing. You can then match these pieces to your assembly instructions with ease (the last thing you want is to misplace a vital screw!). Don’t discard any of the packaging until you have checked that you have all the parts and fittings you will need.
Carefully spend time reading through the instructions included and identify each part before beginning to tackle the build. This is the step which most people tend to scrimp on, but taking time to digest the instructions will mean you have a good idea of the process which makes things easier in the long run. Ensure you follow each step methodically instead of rushing and skipping sections, as this will cause you to make mistakes which could be difficult to undo.
It is important to be patient when assembling furniture – it may be more time consuming than you had in mind but the end result will be worth the effort. If you speed through the preparation and reading the instructions then you are likely to get similar looking pieces mixed up by accident due to not taking your time. Asking a relative or friend to help with the assembly is usually recommended as 2 pairs of hands is easier than one.
Make use of the tools which are supplied as these have been specially designed to assemble your new furniture, to ensure you achieve the highest quality build and end product.
Once all the hard work is complete, we advise you don’t attempt to drag or move your furniture as this could lead to the joints or fixings being damaged affecting the overall structure. This may be useful to keep in mind before you begin.
We do recommend a periodic check of all fixings to make sure they remain fully tightened.
Make sure you keep your assembly instructions in a safe place for future reference.
We hope you’ve found our top tips useful – happy building!