Assembling a couch from Burrow couldn’t be easier. And since they provide both a helpful video and downloadable, step-by-step instructions, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to put together a couch from Burrow — even if you’ve failed at IKEA furniture assembly in the past. To start, Burrow has a whole
— reviewed Burrow on November 14, 2018, Read all 2 easy assembly reviews.
Short on time? Good news! Campaign's FAQ section says:
"All of our furniture can be put together in 15-20 minutes. If you’re assembling a sofa, we recommend asking a friend for help lifting and maneuvering."
Ease of assembly
Even more good news: You can likely do all of the assembly work by yourself and you won't even need any additional tools.
"Most people can assemble our chairs and ottomans solo. If you are assembling a loveseat or sofa, we recommend asking a friend for help to lift and maneuver your furniture... You won't need any tools to assemble or disassemble your furniture."
Importance of immediate assembly
While putting together Campaign furniture is fast and easy, you also need to do it right away, lest the quality of it suffer.
"Our cushions come compressed and rolled. We recommend unpacking them immediately upon receipt or within 72 hours. If they are compressed for a prolonged period of time, they may never return to their full size, resulting in reduced comfort."
Assembly reviews from customers
Steven John ordered and built a couch from Campaign for a Business Insider review:
"Now, that actual assembly process?
Basically, you insert a couple of stout metal beams into each side of the arm rests, you position the lower panel of the frame and the backrest, then you use two large hand-turned screws to secure everything together. You also have to stuff the pillows into their covers. And that's it. It really did take me about 10 minutes, maybe 15 with the pillow stuffing."
Overall, assembly is a breeze when it comes to Campaign furniture!
— reviewed Campaign on November 15, 2018, Read all 2 easy assembly reviews.
Maiden Home’s furniture is delivered via premium white glove delivery service, which is free with every order, meaning no assembly will be required. All pieces will be brought into your room of choice and packaging will be removed. If a sectional is ordered, the sectional will be assembled by the white glove delivery team.
— reviewed Maiden Home on November 14, 2018, Read all 2 easy assembly reviews.
Ease of assembly
Interior Define is an excellent option to choose for those of you too busy, inexperienced or uninterested in assembly because, according to an NY Magazine review, "models arrive in either one piece or two pieces, and Interior Define delivers with free white glove service, so someone will assemble it upon delivery."
That's right, free white glove service!
The Kavalier did white glove delivery/assembly and praised the processes' ease and efficiency, an 18 minute process, despite his tricky doorway. . You can watch the full video here.
L.Y's review also spoke positively about the white glove assembly.
Zita B also opted for the white glove assembly, but was not as pleased with the results, due to dark fingerprints left on the fabric.
— reviewed Interior Define on November 15, 2018, Read all 2 easy assembly reviews.
Ease of assembly
Good news-- the vast majority Apt2B's furniture either comes with white glove assembly or arrives pre-assembled! Here's what their FAQ page says:
"Apt2B prides itself on offering In-Home delivery nationwide on all larger furniture orders. Most items arrive pre-assembled (don't require customer assembly) but in the event that something requires assembly at the time of delivery, our delivery teams will assemble it for you in most instances, although this is not guaranteed. For orders consisting of items that can be parcel shipped (i.e. FEDEX/UPS), most items arrive in boxes unassembled, but always come with very easy to read instructions! Also, many items don't require any assembly!"
— reviewed Apt2B on November 19, 2018, Read all 2 easy assembly reviews.
If it was possible to answer this question with one word, I might choose something that means "easy, but with a few hiccups." But alas, since I don't have a word for that at the moment, I'll say this about Article's furniture assembly — if you like IKEA assembly manuals, you'll have a breeze setting this furniture up.
Of course, if you fork up a small amount of dough, you might be able to have your Article furniture assembled without lifting a finger (except, of course, the finger you use to point where you want your furniture placed).
To break it down a little more, I split up the assembly process by type of furniture:
For almost all of Article’s couches, they say that there’s some light assembly required — less than 5 minutes. According to many customers, the assembly mainly consists of putting together the couch legs, aka screwing the feet into the bottom of the couch.
This can be done alone, however as Mathias Sparks notes, solo assembly might put too much pressure on some of the legs — so now’s the time to make friends with your neighbors if you haven’t yet.
A note: after assembly, remember to keep the packaging! Article won’t accept a returned couch without the original packaging. So if you’re having any doubts, save the two undoubtedly large boxes for a few more weeks.
Article boasts a ton of different style chair options, each one ranging from pre-assembled to 15 minutes of assembly required.
For the ones that do require assembly, small diagrams and unclear instructions have plagued many a customer when setting up their chairs.
Take the Zola Licorice Dining Chair for instance:
Article notes that it takes around 15 minutes to assemble this bad boy, which seems rather quick compared to some of the other furniture I’ve put together in the past. But customers have cited the unhelpful instructions as a potential time extender when it comes to the set up.
Although some of Article’s tables look pretty complicated:
The majority of them (the 3 above included) require no assembly at all! Which is great news for a lot of interior decorators.
When you get to the more intricate pieces of the “table” section, like their Taiga Oak Desk, there is some assembly (they say around 15 minutes) required. But so far, there haven’t been any public complaints surrounding this desk’s assembly.
Of course, you could always have someone assemble your furniture for you
Article offers a few different shipping options, and it’s safe to say that you get what you pay for with each one.
For $49, you can get your items delivered to your front door or the ground floor of your building — but no further. According to Article, “This is a great time to cash in some favors from your burliest friends if you live on the top floor of a 12-storey [sic] walk-up.”
For $99, the delivery team will go a bit further. They’ll bring the box into a room of your home/apartment/condo (you choose which room) and leave the unboxing and assembly to you.
To top delivery tier, set at $169, is what many other furniture companies would call white glove delivery. They’ll bring the items into your abode, unbox them in the room of your choice, and assemble everything right then and there! This is worth it if you don’t have the best track record when it comes to assembling furniture.
Overall rating for Article’s ease of assembly: 4 out of 5 stars.
— reviewed Article on November 14, 2018, Read all 2 easy assembly reviews.
From what I can gather, assembling BenchMade Modern's furniture is a pretty easy process, even if you get curbside delivery — where the furniture is dropped off in its box to your doorstep.
If you shell out $200 for the white glove delivery, your furniture will be carried inside, assembled, and the waste will be removed of, most likely (okay, hopefully) by a few strapping young men.
Since I wasn't able to attempt assembly on all of BenchMade Modern's furniture pieces individually, I went through almost every review on their website to gather some insight on how easy it is to put together their furniture. Here's what I found.
Tyler Condo Sofa
The Tyler Condo Sofa is a relatively standard size (maybe even on the smaller end?) sofa, so I thought it might be a good reference point to start analyzing the assembly process. Here's what some buyers had to say:
"The furniture arrived on time. We weren't able to track the shipment all the way because that feature was down. There was no damage. We have a split level home and my husband and I were easily able to carry the sofa & chair upstairs ourselves and the legs were easy to attach." - Abby
"Delivery was pretty smooth, we did the curbside delivery. The truck driver who delivered the sofa was nice enough to actually help my boyfriend carry it into our apartment. Once it was in the apartment we unwrapped the sofa and had to put on the legs. Now here is where things can be improved upon. There were no directions on how to put on the legs so my boyfriend and I spent 2 hours trying to put on the legs and had to call BenchMade Modern in order for someone to help us out. Luckily, Edgar the CEO was available and willingly FaceTimed us. We spent 20 mins FaceTiming and got the legs on the couch. We've had the sofa for 3 weeks now and absolutely love it."- Dominique B.
Uncle Sal Sofa with Return
The Uncle Sal Sofa is a bit different, since the legs are definitely less visible in this style. Let's see what the customers have to say:
"So I ordered this sofa to add a cozy little nook in my bedroom kind of like a reading corner. BUT THE LEGS WEREN'T INCLUDED. I called and notified them about the issue and they apologized and even sent the pieces out overnight. Very good at resolving issues. Thanks guys!"- Heather B.
The last item on our list where assembly was mentioned is a variation of the Crowd Pleaser sofa. Here's what one customer had to say:
"Such a pristine looking piece of furniture. Feels like very high quality material. I'm especially happy with the blueprint sheet they sent me to layout on my floor. It really puts your mind at ease knowing exactly how a sofa is going to fit in your home."- Molly W.
It seems like almost everyone has had a good or great experience setting up their couch, and for those who didn't, help wasn't far away.
— reviewed BenchMade Modern on November 14, 2018, Read all 2 easy assembly reviews.
Noa and Nani website
The Noa and Nani website says this about assembly in their FAQ section:
"All our items come supplied flat pack and require home assembly, they come with instructions on how to do this and full components for building the item. If you require someone to build the item there are many local businesses that offer this service, if you are unsure just contact us and we will be able to suggest a local supplier of this service."
Where to find instructions? Their website has a helpful page where step-by-step assembly guides for every single piece of furniture can be found. Click here to see them.
Noa and Nani's overall rating is 4.0/5, with 79% of customers rating them as excellent. Here's what a few of the customer reviews from TrustPilot had to say about putting their furniture together:
John commented on the ease of assembly.
Alastair noted that the set-up procedure overall went well, but the instructions could have used a few additional details.
Nikki was able to put the bed together all by herself. (You go Nikki!)
— reviewed Noa & Nani on November 14, 2018, Read all 2 easy assembly reviews.
Most of Rove Concept's furniture comes pre-assembled, but even the pieces that don't have a relatively easy assembly process, says a customer service representative we spoke with.
For some of the pieces that do require assembly, like their bed frames or tables, there are assembly guide videos that you can use here.
Customer reviews (from TrustPilot)
Mark gave 5 stars and praises the quick assembly done by the company's delivery guys.
"Quality and sophistication: I absolutely love my new Sophia Sectional. The timeless design and high quality materials and construction lend a sense of understated sophistication to my living room. The seat cushions are pleasingly firm and the back cushions have a softer fill, so it is easy to really sit back and relax into the sofa for several hours with a good book. I ordered the white glove delivery service and was not disappointed. The delivery guys, Morris and Armando were very friendly and had my sofa assembled very quickly."
Cheri also gave 5 stars and commented that she had an easy time assembling her table.
"We purchased the Erik Dining Table for our new house after searching for an affordable and mid-level quality dining table. We were surprised by the quality when the table arrived - the legs and the tabletop were heavy (demonstrating to us that they will hold up better over time). The table itself was straightforward to assemble. The wood in the legs and table top matched quite perfectly with our original hardwood floors. We love the design! The wood and white lacquer coated top along with the beveled edges make it look very modern/Scandinavian. Would love to see the company eliminate the styrofoam from their packaging as it is often a very challenging product to recycle. I would have been happy to pay an additional cost to have different materials used in packaging."
Gavin gave 5 stars as well and was pleased that the dresser and side tables arrived pre-assembled.
"Very happy with our Xander bed set. The packaging it arrives in was solid. The dresser and side tables were already assembled so huge bonus there. The wood patterns are exactly as displayed and the 2-tone pattern really stands out. We love this set."
— reviewed Rove Concepts on November 15, 2018, Read all 2 easy assembly reviews.
Kardiel's website notes that they do not offer a white glove assembly service, so all assembly will be left to you. However, there's nothing to fear, as customer reviews have noted the assembly process being simple and manageable.
Customer reviews (from Trustpilot)
Deanne said the assembly process was easy and straightforward:
Waseem also touched on the simple assembly:
— reviewed Kardiel on November 15, 2018, Read all 2 easy assembly reviews.
When it comes to assembly, Hem's FAQ section says, "We also innovate on assembly solutions to make things even easier for you."
Hem has a Vimeo channel (click here) where they have posted videos showing you how to assemble a number of their pieces.
You can either choose to assemble Hem's furniture by yourself or choose to have their assembly team help out.
You're in luck! Hem optimized their furniture to be as assembly-friendly as possible. CEO Jason Goldberg said, "The brand designs its products to ensure ease of assembly—no tools required—and optimized shipping."
For example, the legs of the Alle table attach without any tools necessary:
— reviewed Hem Furniture on November 15, 2018, Read all 2 easy assembly reviews.
Easy of assembly
Some pieces of LexMod furniture come pre-assembled, like the Delegation nightstand, but most pieces require assembly, like armchairs and beds. The instructions also generally recommend having two adults perform the assembly process, so putting their furniture together by yourself may be difficult.
For example, the Allegory Armchair will require 30 minutes of assembly time from two adults.
A larger piece, like the Modway King bed, will take two adults 45 minutes.
Szdubya appreciated the easy assembly for her furniture.
Mfoglia liked the assembly process overall, but says the extra unpacking service is worth the cost.
Jeff was also complimentary about the smooth assembly.
— reviewed LexMod on November 19, 2018, Read all 2 easy assembly reviews.
Joybird is known for building custom furniture, tailored to each customer's individual space — and they do it well. Their couches, chairs, and ottomans (basically any seating) are the most popular, and they come with the best news: no assembly required!
While you may not have to assemble your Joybird sofa, you may be stuck having to attempt to bring your sofa into the house, unless you choose to have the item delivered to your home.
If you chose "in-home delivery" during checkout, all items are delivered inside the room of your choice and unpackaged. Single-item orders of chairs or ottomans are shipped to your front door for free, but are not taken inside unless you choose to upgrade during checkout.
Be sure to check Joybird's Will it Fit? before ordering any of their furniture. You don't want to be stuck in a Ross from Friends "pivot" situation.
Exceptions to the in-home delivery policy are items like Joybird's bed, bookcase, and wall-unit collections, which require simple assembly. We'll dive deeper on that now!
As far as the beds go, let's look at the Hughes Bed.
There aren't assembly instructions readily available on the site, so I took a dive into the comments to see how customers found the assembly.
Kim H. from New Jersey says that the bed was "extremely superb to assemble."
We also took a look at a few other beds, and found Blair's review helpful as well:
According to this person, they opted for assembly included, however "helped the guys build it just to speed things up." They list a downside of assembly as well: "the holes in the frame are pre-drilled and a lot of our connections didn't line up at 90 degrees. Nobody will ever notice it but me, but ... if you actually pay attention it's very wonky looking though stable."
Looks like there might be some room for improvement here when it comes to assembling Joybird furniture.
— reviewed Joybird on November 14, 2018, Read all 2 easy assembly reviews.
Capsule's website has very limited information when it comes to assembly. We assume that most of Capsule's furniture requires assembly on your part. For example, here is what the company says about assembly of their mid century modern couch:
If you don't want to have to assemble the furniture by yourself, you have the option of paying an extra $99 for assembly. Their website says:
"For an extra fee of only $99, we also offer customers Inside Delivery with Assembly Service. This includes delivery inside your residence to the room you choose and carrying the product up one flight of stairs from the building threshold (4-15 steps = 1 flight). If you need the product moved up additional flights, please contact us. The shipper will unpack the product and provide light setup that requires basic tools."
Customer reviews for Frey Sofa
Disha noted the ease of the sofa set-u in her review:
Patrick also commented on the painless assembly process:
— reviewed Capsule Home on November 15, 2018, Read all 2 easy assembly reviews.
A response from a Luxo Living customer service representative showed that they do not have an assembly service.
Vera noted that she was able to easily assemble her Luxo Living bed with assistance from another person:
Robyn found that her bunk bed assembly was straightforward and possible with only one person.
BTN's review indicated that the instructions for their Luxo Living furniture assembly indicated different directions than the advice from the company's support officer:
Outdoor furniture assembly
Susie said that her assembly process was fairly straightforward, but the instructions could have been improved.
— reviewed Luxo Living AU on November 15, 2018, Read all 2 easy assembly reviews.