When purchasing “assemble-it-yourself” items, be careful considering only the purchase price to make your judgment as to how much it will cost. How long will it take to put together? How much is my time worth? Do I have all of the required tools? How much will someone else charge me to put this together?
It’s quite common for assembly items to come with many small parts, some of which look very similar and seem interchangeable, and not be. Also, the assembly instructions can be very difficult to understand even for the experienced. It might seem like a great bargain in the store, but can quickly get pricey if it’s discovered that you don’t have what it takes to get it done.
- Unit is modular and can be configured in many different ways.
- Units have individual box instructions, but no overall assembly instructions. (Was given a picture from the Ikea cabinet designer)
- Consisted of 27 individual boxes – Cabinets, rails, doors, TV back frame
- Back frame anchored to wall and designed to hold any size flat screen TV (with a special bracket)
- Lost or broken hardware is usually in stock at the Ikea store