If you wish to organise your furniture, there are simple ways of making the process more efficient and enjoyable. Be systematic and organised whether you’re assembling a bookshelf, a compact bathroom cabinet, or a more complicated piece of flat-pack furniture like a computer desk with a movable shelf. If you are confused about where to start, then don’t worry!
Here are some guidelines for assembling flat-pack furniture:
1. Unpacking Furniture
Unpack the kit and arrange all components, including assembly fittings and other hardware, such as handles, hinges, and feet.
To avoid scratches, place the panels on a carpet, another soft surface, or the box they came in.
2. Put all the pieces together.
Using the instructions, identify each component and verify that you have the correct number of components; a numbered list is typically included in the instructions.
If any appear missing, check the packaging’s interior to see if any are loose. If you are still unable to find the missing parts, return the entire unit to the store and request a replacement.
3. Find the bottom
Beginning with the base panel, add any fixed feet first. Next, assemble tall units, such as bookcases or closets, on their backs to make the process more manageable. If the unit has castors or wheels, install them last; otherwise, the unit will continue to move as you assemble it.
4. Joining side panels
- Connect the first panel of the side to the bottom panel. The most precise units have pre-drilled holes through which supplied furniture screws can be inserted. Numerous units combine glued dowels and cam fasteners. Insert the dowels and screwed pegs into the base unit, then present the side panel. Glue and position all dowels in the side panel before tightening the fasteners.
- Connect the second side panel to create a box with three sides. If the unit has a back panel, locate it in the side grooves and slide it into place. Then, complete the box by securing the top panel in place.
5. Cover discs
Numerous fasteners include discs whose colour matches the wood or veneer of the final product. These do a neat job of concealing the fasteners once the furniture is assembled.
If you need access to the furniture’s fasteners for disassembly, you can pry them out of their holes.
To add doors, follow the instructions included with the unit. They will be hung on spring-loaded hinges, and the doors and cabinet sides will feature pre-drilled mounting and installation holes.
Hang the cabinet evenly by attaching the hinge body to the door and the mounting plate to the cabinet sides using the short machine screws.
Ultimately, be sure to install any shelves, door knobs, and other interior or exterior fixtures. Verify that all assembly fixtures are secure and that you do not have any extra parts. Most flat-pack furniture is made up of separate panels that are assembled to form a simple box. The final touches, including doors, shelves, and other interior fixtures, are added after this. Use the unit by the instructions provided, and always proceed in a structured manner.