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Assembling Furniture for Your Office: Tips for Getting It Right
by Margot Carmichael Lester, Staples® Contributing Writer
Mike Millar is a lot like you and me. Hes handy enough with tools that it seemed reasonable he could quickly and easily put together the six new office chairs hed chosen to upgrade the conference room. The operative term being seemed.
The picture on the instruction sheet was not exactly helpful, recalls Millar, founder of Millar Technology, a tech consulting and advisory firm with offices in Los Angeles and Berkeley, CA. I built the first chair completely wrong the seat ended up facing the wrong direction, he says. The picture actually got in the way of things.
Assembling office furniture is not the same as putting together a piece or two for your home. Likely, youll be putting together multiple pieces and the more there is, the more that can go wrong. Follow these tips to make building office furniture go as smoothly as possible.
Nothings worse than getting all set for assembling furniture only to discover you dont have the right pieces. How much time have you wasted looking for the special tool that somehow wasnt included in the box? Or worse, broken that tool on the first use?
Even with these helpful tips, you may still find the task of building office furniture too frustrating or time-consuming. I finally surrendered to being the owner of a company with responsibilities that require my focus, Hartnett recalls. I hired a specialist to do the furniture, so I can be a specialist in what I know how to do.
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