(Closed) GIRLY GIRLS: HAVE YOU EVER PUT TOGETHER A PIECE OF FURNITURE?

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Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I don’t know what you mean by “girly girls,” but I am a woman, and quite capable of using tools to assemble furniture. It’s not difficult at all. Just takes logic, direction reading, patience, and sometimes a 2nd pair of hands for awkward items that are too bulky to maneuver.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@TurtleDoves:  I’ve put together every single piece of furniture in our house that came disassembled (and many that are no longer with us), with the exception of the king size bed, which we had to tackle together because of the weight of each piece. Don’t be intimidated 🙂 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

double post…. 

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper

Can I, yes. Have I, yes. Would I do it if I had the option of having someone else do it, no. Furniture construction is a pain in the arse and I have no trouble opting out.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@Treejewel19:  Really? I kind of enjoy the challenge. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

It can be frustrating at times, but it is completely doable!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’ve assembled several pieces we got from Ikea.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

define girly girl.  I’m not that handy or crafty and I have assembled furniture.  My first attempt was a $25 ikea book case…. and I definitely had some nails that missed the mark and poked through.  I also hit my hand with the hammer once.  Ouch!

 

I just assembled a much easier piece of furniture for my office,  but it only involved screws and pegs.  Totally doable,  just follow the instructions!

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@TurtleDoves:  I think you’ll be fine! The dresser doesn’t sound that bad. You can use  the wall for leverage with this one if you need it, but it looks like it’s a medium sized to smaller one. Three hours is probably more than enough time to do it. The good thing about this piece is that you’ll be doing the same thing several times, like adding the thread / track to the drawers. Since there are six of them, you really only have to learn one of those skills once, and just repeat what you did until all of the drawers are done. 

Key note: Pay attention to the orientation of the items in the pictures. Sometimes the words aren’t very clear which side needs to point which way, but the picture will tell you these sorts of things. It depends on the maker. Some brand manufacturers are better at that than others, but really that’s the biggest issue I’ve ever run in to.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

Ditto what JulesSchnooks said.  Just take your time to read the directions and make sure that you are doing what is pictured in the diagram.  Sometimes, even little changes that you might not think will make a difference will mean you will have to redo a few steps.  But you can do it Smile  I’ve always kind of enjoyed putting together furniture.  I just two weeks ago put together a desk with drawers and a hutch… that was pretty tricky!

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper

@StuporDuck:  I enjoy challenges but not when they involve letter/number coded holes, screw drivers, allen wrenches and tons of various shaped pieces of wood. 🙂

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

I’ve put together a lot of furniture, I own more tools than my SO, he enjoys it when I let him borrow the power drill!

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I tried to assemble a wooden tv stand from target once and somehow managed rip a piece of wood apart. People were shocked that was even possible. On the other hand I have fixed a sink before. If you are patient and follow the instructions you should be fine.  You can do it!

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