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How to disassemble, move and re-build an IKEA wardrobe? Any recommended handyman?

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  1. #1

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    How to disassemble, move and re-build an IKEA wardrobe? Any recommended handyman?

    Hi guys,

    I've been looking to buy a second-hand IKEA wardrobe - anyone looking in the classifieds knows that there are a fair few around.

    For anyone who has done it - how do you actually do it? Presumably you:

    - Need at least a person with a van - does anyone have a contact they can recommend for that? Happy to pay obviously.
    - Need someone who knows what they are doing disassembling/reassembling IKEA wardrobes - does anyone have a contact they can recommend for that? Happy to pay obviously.

    Even better - does anyone know anyone who can do both of the above?

    I can put together simple IKEA stuff but never trying to do a wardrobe again, esp when disassembling is involved too. Any contacts/recommendations greatly appreciated.

    Thanks a lot in advance.


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    300 HKD from these guys

    http://www.ika.com.hk/Price.html


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    LOL, I thought you'd misspelt "IKEA" in that URL...


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    We've done it. You need two people and a drill to take the screws out. I would take along some ziplock bags for the screws etc. Easy.

    But be careful when you take apart the supporting elements.


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    Not recommended.

    Most IKEA products are made from softly pressed wood. Very often the screws will rip out - with the wood around it. And if not, then the screws will not hold tight in the ever softer getting wood.

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    Nothing lasts forever, but IKEA furniture certainly isn't "one use only". I've assembled, diasssembled and re-assembled Pax, Billy and several other IKEA types many times. White glue it, however, and that's it...


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    Me too - I've had items that were reassembled at least 4 times.


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    I did it many times, at last just left all the panels against the wall. aww...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gruntfuttock:
    Me too - I've had items that were reassembled at least 4 times.
    I know it's not considered "manly" but I think it's time you started reading the assembly guides!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoob:
    I know it's not considered "manly" but I think it's time you started reading the assembly guides!



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    I am disappointed in you.

    You should know that no "real" man ever reads the instructions.

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