I enjoy purchasing cool furniture from big box stores. After a few purchases that required total assembly, I became frustrated because what should have taken an hour or two turned into an all day project. So I came up with a plan to make the assembly less painful. Here are a few tips for assembling furnishings that you purchase from Big Box stores like Ikea and Kmart.
Lay out the parts in order ( either by letters or numbers )
Make sure you have all necessary tools are present ( as per instructions ) and all parts / pieces are accounted for
Place box with picture on a wall in your view ( this ensures that as you build your furniture, it resembles the picture )
Briefly, Read the instructions from start to finish. ( the more knowledge you have of what you are building gives your brain a better picture of the right way to assemble the furniture )
**** If possible, build the furniture near where you eventually want to place it ( takes less effort to move into place )
DISCLAIMER – Make sure another person is present if the furniture you are building is heavy!!!!
I hope these tips encourages someone to not be afraid of building big box store items.
Posted by Eve
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