We all have to use them at some point in our lives. Take flat pack furniture building, Love it or Hate it we have all had to do it at some point. Some instructions are great and does what it says on the tin, others? well you may as well read the foreign pages as they would probably make more sense.
Luckily last week I was in the former of the two and had some relatively easy instructions to follow and created two fab coffee tables for my living room. Happy Days!
How do you attack flat pack furniture instructions, or any instructions for that matter?
I treat them like crochet patterns, when I first tried to read a pattern it may as well have in a foreign language, I didn’t have a clue. It was just rows of letters and numbers. If it wasn’t for YouTube I still think I would be struggling. Even now I have to re read some rows a few times to ensure I know what I am doing.
Looking at something like this for the first time was very scary indeed.
I can now read them easily and that page of numbers and letters turns into something wonderful.
I make sure I have everything I need to hand that the pattern states then start. So I adopt the same to flat pack furniture building and hey it works. Ensure you everything that you need and follow step by step you cannot go wrong.
I was very happy with myself getting them complete and up and the room sorted before the other half arrived home for the weekend. Who needs him hey? I get the same self-gratification from following a complicated pattern and creating something wonderful.
As you can see I had a little help from the lady Schnauzer, the typical male schnauzer was lay on the sofa watching ha ha
Show me something you have recently made that you are proud of, I would love to see them.