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Assembly & Moving
- The first stage of care takes place during the assembly process. It is important, for instance, always to lift furniture when moving it rather than dragging it and putting unnecessary stress on the legs and joints.
- We recommend that each piece is assembled and installed by at least two people, who can ensure that the units are squared up so that doors and drawers open and close smoothly.
- Nuts and bolts inevitably work loose over time, so in order to maintain the strength and shape of the furniture it is wise to re-tighten them when required.
- Any item containing glass needs particularly careful handling and damaged glass can sometimes spontaneously shatter if it is later subjected to stress or extremes of temperature. It is important not to drop items containing glass during the assembly process, and also to always close glass doors with care.
- It is important to adjust the fifth leg under the large cabinets, dressers and buffets until it touches the floor, in order to provide extra support and prevent any bowing that might later cause difficulty with the opening and closing of drawers.
- Drawers should be in balance when opened or closed and it is always a good idea to use two hands and both handles when operating the wider ones.
- It is often tempting to tip back on two legs when sitting in a chair. Not only does this risk the sitter falling backwards and hurting themselves, it also puts great stress on the chair’s joints.
- Just as it is important to always lift items while assembling them, they also need to be handled respectfully when being used. It is never a good idea to drag tables or cabinets, and chairs should not be slid when people are sitting on them as it places undue stress on the legs and joints.