Commercial Furniture Assembly For Medical Laboratory
It’s generally hard to assemble medical furniture. The diagrams are complex and confusing and leave lots of blank spaces open for one’s imagination. Worse yet, if you assemble something incorrectly and it breaks, you risk a terrible accident.
If this were a perfect world, there would be an Ikea troll-looking guide to help with medical furniture instructions. But unfortunately, this is reality, and when scientists make medical equipment for scientists, someone must place a call for a decoding specialist. Thus here enters team Handyman And Designs.
It all went down as follows…
Our Client’s Requirements
The contact email we received via our online Handyman contact form was brief. A medical lab needed the following furniture items assembled ASAP for their new office in Ville Saint-Laurent. The list includes:
- Three shelves with numerous compartments
- One long gray metal table with two cabinets
- One blue electrical work table
- Two Storage shelf units
- One Large metal cabinet
- …and a few other smaller pieces like lamps, blinds, and chairs
How to Finish Furniture Assembly Like a Pro
Furniture assembly can be challenging and laborious even for the most skilled of experts. It’s difficult because so many little screws, pieces, and parts must be set in the correct place and position. Medical and commercial grade furniture is certainly no exception to the rule.
Although a great deal of patience is required, it’s the level of experience that makes a difference.
It’s Experience That Makes The Difference
When you develop years of experience via furniture assembly services, there is really nothing new that can surprise you. You have a keen understanding of how things work and can devise workarounds when and if an alternative solution is needed.
This project required one such workaround when it came time to assemble a large metal table. A vital connection piece that connects the cabinets to the table got lost in shipping, so we created a new bracket for it from scratch to solve and secure the issue. No problem. End of story.
With coffee in hand, “Yup, it’s just another fun day at work at Handyman And Designs.”
We assembled all the remaining items with ease.
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DEWALT 20V MAX XR Brushless Impact Driver and Hammer Drill (DCK287D2) – For speed, if you don’t already have a set of drills, skip buying a cheap power drill and get a drill set that will last for a very long time. This particular set from Dewalt includes an impact driver and drill/hammer drill. With this kit, you can drill into anything – wood, concrete, tile, steel – everything! For something delicate like IKEA furniture, simply set your torque dial down to 5 or 6, and this will prevent the screw from tearing into your panel. Amazon.com | Amazon.ca
*Gift Idea* | Magnetic Wristband with Flashlight and Tape Measure – Ok, sometimes, we buy stuff on Amazon just for fun. We purchased this magnetic wrist band to try and help speed up our assembly and general construction projects. The wristband allows us to place nails and fasteners directly on our wrists. After trying it out, ok, Wow! We wish we had this little unit at the beginning of our careers! It’s a handy addition for any handyman and it makes a perfect gift for a father or boyfriend. As a bonus, it includes a nifty flashlight attachment on the thumb wrap strap. Amazon.com | Amazon.ca
24 inch Magnetic Spirit Level Tool – We like this aluminum leveling tool because it has magnets that let us attach it to the inside roof of our tool van for easy finding and transport. Plus, we might be slightly biased when it comes time to buy a new level, but this one is orange, like our logo. Nuff said. We bought it. And to date, it works well on the job site. Strong and durable. Amazon.com | Amazon.ca
38-Piece Magnetic Ratcheting Screwdriver Set – For Ikea, Wayfair, and even commercial grade furniture, it’s always a good idea to tighten everything down by hand. This little set has all the bits needed to complete a furniture assembly project. Most importantly, it has a ratcheting system, so you don’t have to reposition your grip after each twist, making it less tiring to work with. Other good features include a holder with a magnetic tip to prevent bits and screws from slipping away from your work, and you can also store bits inside the handle. Neat! Amazon.com | Amazon.ca
Tool Purchases to Avoid
For this project, there are tools that are needed, and then there are tools that should be avoided. The following are a few tools that you should absolutely never purchase!
Corded or Battery Powered Drill With No Slip Clutch For Torque Control – Never use a drill with no torque control for furniture assembly. Period. It will cause your screws to strip the threads of the pre-drilled holes, or worse, it will drill the screw right through the board and into your floor. Best to avoid ever buying a drill with no torque control.
Working With an Assembler Made Simple – We Are Here to Help!
Furniture assembly is not an easy task. It can take many hours, can be frustrating to do by yourself, and can often turn out to be a complete diSaSteR.
The best way to avoid breaking your furniture, but not your back, is to enlist the help of professionals. We’ll cleanly and efficiently take care of everything that requires assembly, and the quality of workmanship provided will make you forget that you have invested in hired help.
Contact Us today. We look forward to working with you.