Furniture from IKEA is sleek, stylish and modern. A large portion of our house is furnished from IKEA – in fact, we just added this cabinet from there to our kitchen a couple of weeks ago – it serves as a great pantry, don’t you think?
IKEA furniture is also, more than likely, unassembled. The great thing about IKEA items are the detailed instructions and easy assembly. Here are the most common tools to have on hand prior to assembling or building IKEA furniture.
Screwdrivers are handy tools for any type of furniture assembly, particularly IKEA items. Flat-head and Philips screwdrivers should be part of the tool kit. A wide variety of sizes is not particularly necessary. Most IKEA furniture assembly only requires a screwdriver of moderate size. However, having a miniature screwdriver nearby could be useful for fixing building mistakes or making adjustments.
No furniture-building project is safe without a hammer. IKEA furniture assembly typically does not necessitate the use of a hammer. However, if a wooden peg does not fit a hole when it should, a swift, careful blow from a hammer could do the trick.
Speaking of pegs, officially known as dowels, a container of wood glue should be part of your building kit. IKEA furniture frequently substitutes dowels for screws. Using wood glue is a great way to fortify the furniture’s construction.
Allen wrenches (also known as hex keys) are probably THE ubiquitous tool for building IKEA furniture. In fact, so many of IKEA’s furniture designs require the use of an Allen wrench that the tool is included with many of its purchases. Buying enough furniture items from IKEA probably racks up a surplus of these wrenches for future use. However, it never hurts to have one — just in case the item does not include an Allen wrench.