moving with Ikea furniture - English Forum SwitzerlandDoes anyone have experience with moving Ikea furniture from one apartment to another? I am moving from one canton to another and I would like to take all my furniture with me. I have Brimnes wardrobe, Malm and Kullen chests and Gersby bookcase for which I am not sure, they could survive dissembling and assembling again. Ikea furniture can be dismantled if done very, very gently. No shaking, no tugging, no knocking, no bumping of any part of the furniture: not when taking it apart, not when transporting the parts think: not knocking off a corner when in the stairwell, or when sliding the panels into a van nor during the new assembly. If you're doing the move yourself, you can be in control of all of this.
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It's Metafilter's 20th anniversary! To celebrate, scan some cats or help fund Mefi! My plan is to disassemble it, put the pieces in a station wagon, and reassemble it upon arrival, as it's way too heavy to move intact. I've heard that a lot of Ikea furniture is sort of designed for one-stop use, and doesn't hold up too well after taken apart. Were you able to reassemble it without trouble? Any tips for moving it, and do you think two people one normal, one wimpy can handle it?
Published: Jul 9, Sticking a few books in boxes, dismantling an Ikea Billy bookcase with an allen key and a bit of lifting — what's so stressful about moving house? As I said them to my wife I noticed her eyes widen in a mixture of contempt for my hubris and horror that the damage was now done. For in that moment I had jinxed us. It was as though I had spoken the name of the devil and she was looking into my eyes to see if he had appeared there to possess me.
During pre-marital counseling, priests, therapists, ministers and the like should present couples with an Ikea furniture assembly challenge. If a couple can assemble a Pax wardrobe and remain friendly with one another after the experience, then they are well-suited for marriage. Please read our full disclosure policy HERE. Then again, that may be a little too harsh. So listen up newlywed rookies. Your assignment this weekend is to go buy a piece of Ikea furniture and put it together.
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Skip navigation!, You bring it home in four heavy but not unmanageable boxes, then you put it together Hint: you really need a white rubber mallet to do this; without one you will become frustrated and chip the finish, I guarantee it. Why white?
So, is moving IKEA furniture a good idea at all? How to pack IKEA furniture for moving? How to move with IKEA furniture? Do an honest risk assessment before you rush to take your toolbox and begin to disassemble your DIY furniture. Know that ready-to-assemble furniture may not survive more than a couple of house moves, if that many. Simply weigh the cost of transporting IKEA furniture versus the cost of just buying new one when you reach the new home.
Chat or rant, adult content, spam, insulting other members, show more. Harm to minors, violence or threats, harassment or privacy invasion, impersonation or misrepresentation, fraud or phishing, show more. How to take apart Billy bookcase from Ikea? Does anyone know how I could take out those round screw fastener things that attach the top, bottom, and middle of the bookcase - I am having a rough time here!! Report Abuse. Are you sure you want to delete this answer? Yes No.