Category Archives: Wardrobes

Expecting Visitors?

When I was a child, family staying over for Christmas would have to make do with a shared bed, a settee or the floor but if you’re planning a more comfortable welcome for your visitors you might be thinking of offering them a real bed of their own.

Or you could just be thinking of sprucing up your home with some new furniture or adding a bit more storage or hanging space.

Either way, time is running out. It might have felt like summer for the past few days but we are now into the last month of autumn.

You don’t have long, in other words.

But worry not. There’s still time to order flatpack furniture from IKEA or elsewhere and to book my time to build it for you. I will be busy, though, so please don’t leave it too much longer!

Sorry, I’ve Been a Bit Busy

Beware the tradesman who has time to write a blog.

As it happens, I usually do find the odd few minutes every now and again to update you on what I’ve been doing and about some of the more interesting things I’ve been up to. But there are only so many ways to describe assembling a Pax wardrobe or building a garden shed, and I don’t like to repeat myself.

However, it’s probably a good idea to remind customers – old, new and prospective – that I’m still in business and still able to help with just about any assembly jobs that might come up. Recently, that’s means some stylish wardrobes from B & Q (yes), a few new IKEA items and a pretty big shed that was just about on my physical limit, as well as more humble (and lighter) bedside cabinets, tables, chairs and window boxes. Oh, and loo seats and bathroom mirrors.

All done with the minimum of fuss and bother. As it says somewhere else on this site, if it comes flatpacked or in a box and needs assembling, I’m your man.

I’ve been pretty busy with Hillarys shutters and blinds, too, but more of them another time.

Roy

Ninety-One IKEA Items Later

IKEA Hall Furniture by Flatpack Jersey
Hall furniture by IKEA

When a potential customer contacted me a few weeks ago for an estimate to assemble their new IKEA furniture it looked like a big job. I’ve done big jobs before – big items and/or lots of them.

But this was the biggest yet. When we agreed I would do it the list looked like four or maybe five days’ worth, and I knew it would mean some heavy lifting too. IKEA are quite careful not to make any of their individual boxes too heavy – even though many of those boxes are best lifted and moved by two people and one piece of furniture might come in three such boxes… Continue reading Ninety-One IKEA Items Later

Rauch Elegant4You Wardrobe and Chests

Rauch Elegant4you mirror wardrobeYou can forgive manufacturers picking daft names for their products if the products themselves are worth having, and so it is with Rauch’s Elegant4You range. There’s nothing particularly outstanding about the wardrobe and bedside drawers I built this week, but they are stylish enough and of a decent quality and went together well.

The wardrobe is very heavy (or I’m getting weak), especially the sliding doors Continue reading Rauch Elegant4You Wardrobe and Chests

A Morning’s Work

Brimnes 3 door wardrobe by IKEAToday’s customer had ordered a few items from IKEA, which were duly delivered to her flat in town. Looking at her shopping list I estimated 4-5 hours and quoted my half-day rate  of £125.

The items to be assembled were a three door Brimnes wardrobe, a three drawer chest to match, plus a bedside cabinet and a Lugnvik sofa bed. Continue reading A Morning’s Work