Changing up your office design and furniture presents an exciting opportunity to refresh your workplace. However, reality smacks us after all the new furniture arrives: we have to build the pieces and put it all together. Furniture assembly is a necessary part of finishing your workplace, but it can quickly become a headache to deal with heavy pieces and tiny screws.
The easiest way to avoid the headache and guarantee correctly built furniture is to get furniture assembly service. Some furniture is best left to a professional installation, such as lecture hall furniture or more specialized medical and healthcare furniture. However, if you plan on completing the furniture assembly on your own, here are some tips to make the process go a bit smoother!
Plan Before Purchase
You may have ordered a necessary but complicated piece of furniture, say a long conference room table. For large and heavy furniture assembly, try to find out how the parts will come packaged and if there will be multiple packages. For some added help, also try to find out if some sections of the furniture come partially assembled. This might be the case for more intricate pieces of furniture known to have several parts, like drawers.
Assemble Pieces in the Right Room
Building the furniture somewhere with ample space is one thing. Moving the finished piece to the right room and position is another. Doing so can potentially scratch the walls, door frames, or the new furniture itself. If possible, put the piece together in the room it will go in. This is practical advice for large and heavy furniture since you want to eliminate the challenge of moving the piece after assembly.
Read the Instructions
Reading the instructions first seems like it would be the logical thing to do. How else will you know where to start and what goes where? Don’t let the excitement of having new furniture rush and ruin the build process. Read those instructions first. Then, keep referring to the instructions throughout the build to do it right the first time, so you won’t be trying to fix complicated mistakes later.
Use Safety and Care
Assembling large furniture can be dangerous without the right precautions. As you build pieces, the unfinished product can still be unstable and collapse, risking injury to the builder or damage to the furniture. Follow the recommended assembly methods in the instructions, and try to keep the workspace uncluttered as you build. Make sure appropriate pieces are anchored or secured before moving on to the next steps. If you build with care, everything should go smoothly. Don’t try to force pieces together that don’t seem to fit, and remove the parts from its packaging carefully to avoid accidental damage.
Choose Edwards & Hill for Your Office Furniture and Design Needs
Are you ready to redesign your offices to maximize productivity and creative thinking? Edwards & Hill can help you design and install the perfect designs for your business. Edwards & Hill is a leading office, education, medical, and hospitality furniture provider with high-quality design and installation services for any style or scale. If you are ready to get your office design started, contact us online or give us a call at 301-317-4250. For more furniture design tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Flickr, and YouTube.