» Posted by on Nov 5, 2013 in Granite Countertops Blog, Home Improvement | 0 comments

If you’ve bought some IKEA furniture you’ve made a very wise decision. IKEA is excellent quality and you got a lot for your money. But now you’ve got to get it , right? If you’ve decided to assemble it yourself, we’ve got some tips for you to help you do as near-perfect a job as possible.

  1. Give yourself plenty of space. Unpack everything, take inventory, and label any items that otherwise you might not recognize immediately. This will save you time later. It’s also a good idea to perform the assembly process near where the item is going to go. This will prevent possible damage in moving it.
  2. Read the instruction carefully at least times. IKEA spends a lot of money trying to make their instructions clear, correct and easy to follow. This means that if something doesn’t seem to make sense, it probably does. You just haven’t figured it out yet. Once you start the assembly process, take your time and don’t deviate from the sequence that IKEA recommends. They wrote it the way they did for a reason… whether it makes sense to you or not. Be patient and focus on one step at a time.
  3. Pay attention to quality by doing everything you can to ensure that all your parts are attached evenly, connectors fit flush and level and that all your attachments are connected tightly but not too much so. There’s nothing wrong with using a little bit of wood glue on the dowels that most pieces use too. As a matter of fact, be very careful with using power tools that might exert too much force on screws, bolts and cams. Power tools are OK but just… watch out.
  4. You might be surprised to know it but IKEA includes more nails than you’ll need if you do your nailing really properly in a straight line. This is applicable especially in backings for certain items like bookcases. Because of that, don’t use any more nails than you need to get pieces to fit together properly. The more nails you use, the greater the chances that you’ll have askew nail heads or nail points protruding where they shouldn’t.
  5. Don’t forget that IKEA also went to a lot of expense to put assembly videos online for every piece of furniture they have. They also have a toll-free phone number you can call. Don’t be embarrassed to resort to them if you think you’re lost in the assembly process. Nobody will know. As a last resort, if you do get irretrievably lost, don’t be afraid to call a professional furniture assembly company in Toronto. It’s better to spend a little extra money to do that than ruin your entire new piece of furniture.

Like we said, IKEA is great furniture… but it’s all for naught if it isn’t assembled correctly. You can probably do it yourself. That’s the idea anyway… but just take your time and be careful at each step.