6 Tips for Assembling Plank+Beam Furniture

6 Tips for Assembling Plank+Beam Furniture

So, you've just received your brand new Plank+Beam furniture, and now you’re ready to start assembling it. Solid wood furniture assembly can be a breeze with a bit of organization and a touch of patience.


For the quickest answers to your Plank+Beam assembly questions, follow these top tips to get your furniture set up easily:


1. Read and follow all instructions

2. Organize all pieces and hardware

3. Have a friend help lift heavier pieces

4. Build on a soft surface

5. Take your time to ensure accuracy

6. Wait to tighten hardware until the end


Let’s get into these quick tips so you can start putting your ready-to-assemble furniture together like a pro.


List of tips for assembling furniture 


1. Read and follow all instructions

First things first, read through all the instructions and familiarize yourself with the steps before diving into the assembly process. Understanding the steps beforehand will save you from potential pitfalls and ensure a frustration-free experience.


If you happen to misplace your assembly instructions (hey, it happens to the best of us!), don't panic. Head over to the Plank+Beam help center where you can easily find assembly instructions for all of our products.


Modern wood dresser in pecan


2. Organize all pieces and hardware

Organize, organize, organize. Before you start putting things together, take a moment to take inventory of all pieces and hardware to ensure you have everything at your fingertips.


If you’re looking for a quick hack to make sure everything has its place, a muffin pan works wonders to keep all those nuts, bolts, and screws neat and organized. And remember, all the tools you need are included, from a hex wrench to all the hardware.


If you’d prefer, you can also use a screwdriver or a drill – just keep any power tools on a low setting to prevent any accidental damage.


Solid wood dining set in pecan


3. Have a friend help lift heavier pieces

While solo assembly is entirely possible, having a friend to help assemble the furniture can make the process much smoother, especially when dealing with larger or heavier furniture pieces like solid wood dressers or solid wood dining tables. Enlisting a friend not only makes the task easier, but it also transforms furniture assembly into a fun and social activity.


Grab some friends, turn on some music, and turn the assembly process into a fun social activity.


Black coffee table and black end tables for living room


4. Build on a soft surface

To prevent any unwanted scratches on your beautiful hardwood floors or your new Plank+Beam dining table or Plank+Beam console table during the assembly process, consider building on a soft surface. A rug, some carpet, or a soft blanket can make a world of difference in keeping both your floors and your solid wood furniture in pristine condition.


Solid wood kitchen table and walnut dining chairs in breakfast noo


5. Take your time to ensure accuracy

Putting together furniture is a project that requires careful attention and patience. It's important not to rush through the assembly, as to ensure accuracy and avoid mistakes.


To ensure your Plank+Beam dresser or wooden coffee table is perfectly put together, it's a good idea to find a time when you can be free of distractions so you can ensure every step is completed correctly. By taking your time and giving it your full attention, you'll end up with a sturdy and well-assembled piece of furniture that will last and serve as a staple in your space for years to come.


Contemporary bed frame and modern nightstand


6. Wait to tighten hardware until the end

A crucial tip for the final stages of assembly is to resist the urge to tighten hardware fully until the end. By leaving some room for adjustments, you'll have the flexibility to fine-tune the alignment and ensure a perfect fit.


Only tighten screws and bolts on your Plank+Beam furniture securely once you've confirmed everything is in its proper place.


Solid wood dining table set with two black dining chairs


Assembling your Plank+Beam furniture should be a rewarding experience that, with the right approach, can be stress-free and even enjoyable. Follow these tips, take your time, and soon you'll be enjoying the beauty and solid wood craftsmanship of your assembled furniture.



How can I contact Plank+Beam customer service?

We’re here to help! If you have any further questions about assembling your Plank+Beam furniture, you can contact our customer care team by filling out our Contact Form. Your request will then be directed to the proper department and a member of our team will get back to you promptly. You can also chat with our 24/7 digital assistant in the bottom right corner for an immediate response.


Can I request a replacement for damaged parts?

You can request Plank +Beam replacement parts for any of your furniture pieces using our Replacement Part Form. Our customer care team will work with you to get your new parts ordered promptly.


If you need any additional assistance, check out our help center and our 24/7 digital assistant on our website, equipped to ensure ease of assembly and your satisfaction with your piece of Plank+Beam furniture. These tools are here to make your assembly process as simple as possible, and we are dedicated to ensuring your satisfaction with every product.


From your solid wood dining room table to your real wood dresser, these assembled pieces will upgrade the style and functionality of your home for years to come. Happy assembling!


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