Tired of assembling IKEA furniture? Here is how to assemble their furniture fast!
IKEA furniture has been known to end marriages and friendships across the globe. There is nothing quite as frustrating as assembling an IKEA flatpack. One person may have read the instructions wrong, or you might realise a key component is missing. IKEA flatpacks generate an enormous amount of stress, anger and utter fury. However, IKEA furniture is also affordable, stylish and accessible. You can buy it in-store, assemble it at home, and you’re done. Simple. Besides, there is no greater joy than finally assembling a flatpack piece of furniture. Follow this quick guide to assemble IKEA furniture like a boss.
Skim Through the Instructions First
Before you start building anything, get the instructions out. Make sure you have all the pieces laid out, and look out for anything that is missing. You can identify a missing component before it’s too late. You can contact the IKEA customer service team with your name, address and phone number. Once they have received your query, they should send you the missing part free of charge. Skim through the instructions from start to finish. You need to know how the furniture will come together as a whole. Look out for keywords as you skim through and pay attention to the images.
Gather your Tools
Find the tools included in the IKEA flat pack to assemble the furniture. Usually, IKEA furniture can be assembled with a small Allen key. If you plan to DIY the piece, you may need more specialist gear. Consider investing in your own power tools to make building a little easier or adding a few personal touches. You could even combine two pieces of furniture to make your very own design. You need a tool chest to keep all of your new tools safe and secure.
IKEA furniture often makes use of dowels, and you can use a hammer to secure them. IKEA furniture is known for its affordability – not its durability. Use strong wood glue to secure the joinery between pieces and help the furniture last for longer.
Don’t Damage It
We have all done it. You are desperately trying to fit two components together, and the flatpack instructions are not helping. Eventually, you chip and scratch the components to make them fit together – and assemble a piece of furniture that sort of resembles the image on the box. If you are reaching boiling point, step away from the flatpack and give it another go later. There is no point in damaging your furniture because you are angry and irritated. Do not let the flatpack win. Fill your home with IKEA furniture and create a stylish space on a budget.