Whether you’re planning a big move or simply rearranging your home, you probably already know that moving furniture is a ton of work. Not only is it dangerous to lift certain furniture, you run the risk of damaging it or the walls in your home while in the process. Most new furniture (think: box-store furniture) is pretty easy to disassemble. Remove a couple screws here or there and the entire piece comes apart. Not always the case with old furniture.
You have a few options for old furniture – but for the most part, you’re limited. In some cases, the old furniture in your home may be too complicated to disassemble on your own. Older and antique furniture was often built so well that it was intended to stay in one piece from its first assembly. If that is the case with your furniture, your best option is to call in the experts.
Professionals with knowledge about how to disassemble furniture understand how to delicately take apart and piece back together antique furniture like bookshelves and desks. If you’re certain that you can’t do this job on your own – or smart enough to know you might not want to, your best option is to call the pros in for a consultation.
Want to try it on your own before you call in the experts? Okay, no problem. If your older furniture is sturdy enough to withstand a few mistakes, and it seems to be held together by a few screws and little else, you should be able to manage the task on your own without too much trouble. Keep in mind that the older your furniture is, or the more complicated it seems to be to take apart, the more likely you are to destroy it in the process.
There are a few pieces of furniture you should be able to disassemble regardless of their age:
- Dining chairs
- Kitchen tables
- TV stands
- Record cabinets
This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t call in the professionals for disassembly if you’re uncomfortable, it just means that most of these items come apart in four pieces or less. Generally, taking the legs off a table is enough to get it out of your kitchen and loaded onto the truck.
If you’re struggling with an item that seems to be straightforward to take apart, call the professionals. You’ll wind up paying for chair repair if you don’t pay for furniture disassembly.
Some items in your home absolutely must be disassembled by a professional. DO NOT attempt a couch disassembly on your own. You will be swiftly paying to have the couch repaired or replaced if you do.
The best part about furniture disassembly is that the professionals come and reassemble your furniture whenever and wherever you need them. If you move into a new house, you can request the corner of your living room you’d like your couch in, and they’ll put it back together for you right then and there.