Kitchen Cabinet Assembly and Installation
Gone are the days of having to hire a cabinet maker to outfit your kitchen with new cabinetry. These days all you need to do is figure out what size of cabinets you need and order them online. Unfortunately this also means that you will soon have a large truck show up at your house with a garage full of boxes for you to assemble and install yourself.
Much like any other type of furniture, kitchen cabinets can be time consuming and frustrating to put together. In addition to this, you will have to safely install these cabinets on the wall. Since most people load up their cabinets with heavy plates and dishes it is imperative that they are properly mounted.
Failure to correctly install upper cabinets is very dangerous and can cause a lot of damage or serious injury if they fall off of the wall. Failure to correctly install lower cabinets isn’t particularly dangerous but if they aren’t level, things will just roll off of your counter. In addition to this, if lower cabinets aren't properly supported they can start to collapse under the heavy weight of a stone counter top.
In addition to this, many of these cabinets will have to be modified to work in your kitchen. The sad reality is most homes these days aren’t square. When you try to install perfectly square cabinets in an out of square kitchen you will definitely hit a few snags. These cabinets will also have to be modified to allow for any pipes or wiring that you may have in your kitchen.
If you are planning to install new kitchen cabinets but have limited experience in cabinet work it is definitely a good idea to hire professionals to do the job. You’ll save yourself the time and frustration of doing it yourself as well as the long term issues and danger that go along with having a sub-par install. If you’d like to save yourself from the headache of installing your kitchen cabinets yourself, contact us today!
In closing I just want to mention that we assemble a lot of things other than wardrobes, beds, office furniture and cabinetry. We assemble anything that needs assembly including all makes and models of furniture, BBQs, workout equipment, patio furniture, trampolines, sheds, basketball hoops and more.
If you find yourself needing a hand with any assembly project contact us today. Over the years we have assembled just about everything and you can feel confident relying on our experience. We assemble things in an safe and efficient manner so you can relax knowing things will be done right and on time.
Office Furniture Assembly
Starting a new business or expanding your existing office is always a great feeling. There is a lot that goes into it though, from finding the space, getting permits and licenses, hiring staff, decorating the walls, picking out all the furniture and having all that furniture assembled.
It’s also great when your employer allows you to work from home. There is no more rush hour commutes, you can save money eating at home and even wear your pajamas to work. That said, you will probably need to outfit a room in your house with some office furniture.
While many people who work in offices are smart and capable of some truly great work, many of them aren’t the strongest furniture assemblers. This isn’t meant as an insult, we all have different weaknesses and strengths and that’s a beautiful thing. Much like most furniture assemblers aren’t the best at making an Excel spreadsheet, most office workers would run into a few snags trying to build the CEO’s new L shaped desk.
As someone who has assembled a great deal of office furniture I can tell you there is a lot of tricks and techniques to assembling this type of furniture efficiently. For starters, you will not find 2 models of desks that go together the same way. Since office desks typically have a lot of parts, this means each different desk will require a lot of care and attention to properly assemble. Don’t be surprised if a desk that says it will take 2 hours to assemble in the instructions ends up taking closer to 4 hours.
Aside from desks, filing cabinets and wardrobe style cabinets can also be tricky to assemble. If you don’t have an understanding of how these things go together you can expect to spend a great deal of time and frustration! This frustration and time is multiplied by each additional piece of furniture, to the point where assembling an office for 5 people can seen like an insurmountable task.
If you are setting up an new office or expanding an existing one it is probably a good idea to hire a professional furniture assembly service. You’ll save yourself and your staff the time and frustration of doing it and you’ll be able to use that time for something more productive.
If you’d like a hand with your new office furniture, contact us today. We have experience assembling anything you might need. In addition to this, as a handyman service we can also help you hang up artwork, shelves, whiteboards, TVs and more.
If you have ever tired hiring a furniture assembly service in Calgary you probably already know how frustrating some of these companies can be. I know first hand as I used to work for an assembly contractor for the world’s biggest flat pack furniture and Swedish meatball merchants. While I enjoyed the work and helping people with their furniture, there was always one problem that I could not resolve as a worker - consistently overbooked schedules.
I worked with a team of some of the best furniture assemblers in town and we worked hard! We worked from 6 am to 6pm, 7 days a week and even competed against each other to see who could get the most pieces of furniture assembled in a day. We would regularly work through our breaks, work later than 6pm and drive through town like maniacs just to try to stay on schedule.
While we did our very best to get to every assembly scheduled completed on time, most days we could not. I tried numerous times to speak with the management of the assembly contractor to rectify this but my concerns fell on deaf ears. They themselves never assembled the furniture and had no idea how long things actually took.
As you can probably imagine, this resulted in a boat load of justified complaints from clients. These clients had been waiting at least 2 weeks for us to show up and assemble their furniture. Since they were given a window of when we would show up (for example 1-5:30pm) many of these people would take time off of work to be home to let us in. Come 5pm many of these people would get a call from myself or one of the other assemblers to let them know that unfortunately we would not be able to make it to assemble their furniture and they would have to reschedule. In some cases these appointments would be rescheduled multiple times.
After months and months of this going on the mountain of complaints got so large it could not be ignored. The assembly contractor lost their contacts in all major western Canadian cities. Since the contractor only had contacts to assemble furniture for this particular furniture retailer, they ended up going out of business and we all lost our jobs.
When this happened I thought it was just poor management on our company’s part and chalked it up as a learning experience. While I was between jobs I decided to do furniture assembly by myself on the side. While doing this I was surprised to find that many of my clients were still experiencing these issues with the new assembly contractor who had taken our place. A few years later I started this company and to this day I am still hearing the same complaint from clients!
That was kind of a long winded rant but I believe it is something that needs to be exposed. At FT Property Service we are committed to not only doing excellent work but also providing excellent service. We value your time and when we make an appointment we keep it! So if you are looking for an awesome furniture assembly service in Calgary, keep reading to see how we can help you!
One of the most popular items we assemble are Ikea's Pax wardrobes. These wardrobes are fully customizable and come in a huge selection of sizes and configurations. If your home has limited closet space or if you’d just like a more organized walk-in closet I would recommend having a look at these! I have even helped clients turn an extra bedroom into a huge walk-in closet with these.
While these wardrobes are awesome, they are one of the more difficult items to assemble correctly. The boxes weigh a ton and if you haven’t built one before there is a lot that can go wrong. If these wardrobes aren’t assembled correctly the doors and drawers won’t open or close properly and they can look pretty terrible as well. In addition to this, if they aren’t properly attached to the wall or to each other they can tip over causing serious injury or death.
If you are thinking of getting some of these wardrobes for your home and have limited experience assembling things I would recommend getting some professional help. After years of providing furniture assembly service we know all the tricks and techniques to assemble these wardrobes quickly and properly. If you’d like to enjoy all the benefits of these great wardrobes and avoid the frustration and pain of assembling them yourself, contact us today!
HELPING CALGARY'S PROPERTIES REACH THEIR POTENTIAL
Pretty much any bed you buy these days will require assembly. While most basic beds are pretty straight forward to assemble, Murphy beds, bunk beds, day beds and beds with storage drawers underneath can be a lot trickier. Since a bed is something that sees daily use, it is important that they are assembled correctly. An improperly assembled bed is not only annoying to use, it can also be dangerous.
Murphy beds are awesome, they allow you to have a bed hidden away in almost any room ready for your guests to arrive. While these beds are super convenient when assembled and installed correctly, an improperly assembled or installed Murphy bed is extremely dangerous.
Most Murphy beds open and close with a spring assist mechanism. These mechanisms make it easy to open and close the bed with little effort. Failure to properly assemble this system can make the bed hard to open or close and if the mechanism happens to fail during use serious injuries can occur.
The biggest safety concern with a Murphy bed is how it is attached to the wall. If the bed isn’t securely attached to the wall it can tip onto whoever opens it. Since these beds typically weigh a few hundred pounds this can cause serious injury and even death.
Bunk beds are a great way to make the most out of a home with limited bedrooms. In addition to this, kids love them. It’s fun for them to be high up on the top bunk and the bottom bunk can easily be made into a fort to hang out in.
While bunk beds are a great solution for many parents, they can be a real pain to assemble. First of all, there is usually a huge amount of different parts to keep straight. While many of these parts look the same, they often have small differences and are not interchangeable. I can tell you first hand that there are few things as frustrating as having to take an almost complete bunk bed apart because you failed to notice one of these small differences at the beginning!
The second reason bunk beds are a pain to assemble is the sheer size of them. Getting the bottom bunk assembled usually isn’t a problem but getting the top bunk assembled can be pretty challenging. If you don’t have a solid game plan to assemble the top bunk you can injure yourself or damage the bed to the point it is unsafe to use.
The final issues people can run into with an improperly assembled bunk bed is that it falls apart. Kids love to use these beds as their own personal jungle-gyms. This puts a lot of stress on the bed and if not assembled properly, the bed may not be up to this kind of abuse. This is obviously a huge safety concern, especially if the bed falls apart while in use.
Day beds are another great choice for those with limited space. When in the closed position they function as a couch or love seat. When opened they unfold into a full size bed for guests to use.
While an improperly assembled day bed isn’t really dangerous, it can be pretty annoying to use. In addition to this, most day beds have a lot of parts. Similar to a bunk bed, many of these parts are very similar and easily to mistake for one another.
Daybeds usually need to be assembled in a particular order so if you mix up a piece at the beginning you will have to disassemble a large portion of the bed to correct the problem. This is very frustrating and frequently leads to people saying “good enough” and walking away. Due of this I have seen many daybeds over the years that do not open and close properly.
Beds with storage drawers underneath are also great for those with limited room. While they may appear to be simple to assemble, usually this isn’t the case. Like bunk beds and day beds, beds with storage have a lot of similar looking parts that can easily be mixed up. Also, like bunk beds and day beds, when you mix up a part it usually means you will have to disassemble a large part of the bed to correct the problem. This is not only very frustrating but also very time consuming!
If you are planning to get a new bed for your home but don’t have a lot of experience assembling things I would recommend having a professional furniture assembly service help you. A professional furniture assembly service will have your new bed put together in no time and you will be able to rest easy knowing it was done properly. If you’d like some professional help with your bed assembly in Calgary, contact us today!
Written By Steve Hyde | Updated December 7, 2020 | Calgary, Alberta