Keep your tools handy. Most RTA furniture will include any special tools that are needed for assembly, but it’s good to keep certain tools handy if you’re planning on putting together multiple pieces of furniture at a time. Every office should have these tools:
* Allen wrenches/hex wrenches in various sizes
* Screwdrivers in various sizes
Read the instructions carefully. Before you start to assemble anything, read all of the instructions all the way through to make sure you have all of the parts and tools you’ll need. Once you’ve taken inventory, follow the instructions in the exact order they are given. Do not complete step 2 before step 1, whether you think you can get away with it or not. RTA furniture is very difficult to take apart once it’s been put together, so it is essential to get assembly right the first time to avoid damaging the product.
Tighten bolts at the same time. If you tighten each bolt as you go, it can pull the piece in different directions and make it difficult to insert the remaining bolts. Instead, put all of the bolts in loosely first, then tighten them once they’re all in place.