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How much does furniture assembly cost?

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The average cost for a furniture assembler is $90. You are likely to spend between $50 and $155 total. Exact price may vary depending on your area and project details.

Updated August 1st, 2017

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Professional furniture assembly is available for homes and offices. Handymen and furniture specialists can be hired to assemble just one piece or multiple pieces of furniture. People most commonly hire pros to help assemble beds, desks, tables, chairs, bookshelves, entertainment centers, dressers, outdoor furniture and playground sets. Most professionals can get the job done regardless of the make and model and whether the instructions are available or not. Many furniture assemblers also offer pickup and delivery of furniture and disassembly services. Several factors affect the cost of services.

Hourly rate

Many handymen and furniture assemblers have hourly rates for their services. The more time an assembly project takes, the higher the cost. Some companies charge for a minimum number of hours, so it pays to plan ahead and have multiple assembly jobs done at one time. Here are some examples of hourly rates:

  • 123Assembly in Chicago, Illinois: $75 per hour—the company will negotiate an agreed upon bulk fee for larger assembly projects

  • Creative Magnificence in Milpitas, California: $70–$90 for the first hour, depending on how complex the project is, and $9–$11 for each additional increment of 15 minutes

Per piece

Some furniture assemblers charge by the piece, with a flat rate for each item. This type of pricing is especially common with Ikea furniture and other commonly assembled items that the pro can confidently approximate the time needed.

Minimum price

Furniture assembly pros may charge a minimum fee for their services. For example, a professional may typically charge $30 to assemble a nightstand but will charge a higher minimum rate even if there are no other items to be assembled. The minimum fee helps cover operating costs such as time, gas, transportation and so on. For example, Handy G Flat Package Furniture Assembler in Hillside, New Jersey, charges a $60 minimum fee for services.


Geographic factors that affect the cost of furniture assembly services include the level of competition in the area, the cost of living, and whether it’s a city, smaller town or a rural area.


Travel is generally included in most furniture assemblers’ flat rates or hourly pricing. However, some may charge an additional fee if a customer’s home or office is outside the professional’s standard service range. This additional cost helps cover the assembler’s time and transportation expenses traveling to and from the job site. Handy G Flat Package Furniture Assembly charges a $15 travel fee for extra far distances.

Cost-saving strategies

Ask whether the professional offers any discounts. Some furniture assemblers offer seasonal specials and year-round price reductions for groups such as military members, seniors and students. Handy G Flat Package Furniture Assembler offers 10 percent off for college students.

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Lazy Josh Craftworks & Assembly

On time, skilled, efficient and patient. Worth spending to get the work done right. Will hire again if needed.

John's Builders LLC

John did a wonderful job! He was communicative, on-time, professional and polite. My furniture couldn't have turned out better. My furniture was a little more difficult to assemble than your standard IKEA pieces, so it took a bit longer than anticipated. If you're pieces are not from IEKA, I would suggest letting Rose know this ahead of time so she can provide the most accurate cost and time estimates. I will use him again and highly recommend to friends!

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