How would you rate Article furniture's ease of assembly? Is it easy to put together?
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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.