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Question DetailsAsked on 10/10/2014

I'm looking for someone to assemble some IKEA and other put together furniture. Who performs that service?

I'm in St. Louis, MO.

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AL does not have a specific category for that, but I read in a business article that in some larger cities (particularly the ones more frequented by "greenies" who tend to buy IKEA such as Boston and NYC and surrounds) there are specialty companies who do nothing but assemble IKEA furniture, but you would have to google for them. Isn't it wonderful that a company that makes supposedly easy-to-assemble furniture has an online website to locate "authorized" assemblers or you have to go hire someone to do it - sort of the ultimate in idiocy.

IKEA assembler company directory, an ikeafan site list of assemblers, plus many other listed if you google this search phrase - IKEA assembler - tack your city name on behind that and you should be in business, though we cannot help with any buyer's regret that comes later.

Otherwise, Search the List for handyman - but from what I hear, many will not touch IKEA because of the stupid way they are designed and assembled, plus incomprehensible instructions. I know the couple of times I made the mistake of helping someone assemble IKEA that I came away with a mixture of anger at their idiotic assembly methods, disgust at the designs overall, and pity for the poor soul who wasted their money on such junk. My suggestion - dump the IKEA and get decent furnishings at a furniture store or unfinished furniture store or OfficeMax or such.

Handyman should be able to assemble any brand of furniture - you will have to ask if you use an IKEA assembler.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD


Thank you, Angie's List support. I had called the handymen listed in my area. They have not yet returned my phone calls.

I finally did find a connection through staging companies, but that was all based on my own search for tangents of who might deal with this type of furniture.

While I appreciate freedom of expression, I also do not need to be subject to a diatribe about how I'm either a "greenie" or a fool for purchasing assembly furniture or to be told to find better furniture. I have other brands other than IKEA to assemble as well, and my reasonings for purchasing such items have nothing to do with my taste or my intelligence.

I came here for an answer, and perhaps to find someone who had personal experience with hiring someone in my local area. I don't answer questions here unless I know I am helpful, and I was hoping that the answer I received was different than what my own research had already yielded. I did not come here to be chastised or poo-poo'ed.

Answered 6 years ago by Guest_9874000


I am sorry you took offense - I was not trying to put you down, but a LOT of people have posted here looking for IKEA assemblers and there are tons of other complaints about it on the web, and my comment DID provide you with several options in finding assemblers. And about the "greenies" - I was not calling you one, simply stating those areas have a lot more IKEA buyers, so some popel have started up businesses of assembling this furniture which is supposed to be (but is not) buyer-friendly to assemble.

The reason for the commentary about IKEA was for future buyers who might be considering it - the comments I have heard from owners fighting with IKEA assembly and warranty issue have led me to believe it is basically a scam - convince people they need high-end "modern" furniture, charge about 2-3 times what it is worth, then ship it unassembled and with extrmely poor design and instructions to save the company money - to me that is info that AL users deserve to hear. The company is priced and marketed much like Apple products - the big difference being that Apple delivers on quality and reliability for its high price.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD

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