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Furniture Assemblers on Thumbtack cost$80 - $100

Average price

  • Lowest price:$60
  • Most common low price:$80
  • Most common high price:$100
  • Highest price:$200
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Jan 28

Handy Tyan was punctual, very responsive and is legit at what he does. He built a bed…


  • Bed frame, Couch

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Jan 26

Niko was very nice and professional, got the work done and left very good job.


  • Dresser

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Jan 25

Mike did a great job, he saved me a lot of time on my furniture assembly. Definitely…


  • Dresser

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Jan 24

Tyan arrived a few minutes early and he and got the job done.quickly and efficiently. He…


  • Bed frame

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Jan 24

I was very pleased with Haziel work on assembling my TV stand fireplace combination. He's…


  • Entertainment center or tv stand

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Jan 23

I can always rely on Reggie and his Team to show up on time and get things done. Will…


  • Desk or table, Chair

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Jan 23

Did an amazing job!!! I had an eight drawer Ikea dresser that needed to be put together…


  • Dresser

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Jan 23

I had a great experience. He was responsive, straight to the point and knowledgeable. I…


  • Desk or table, Shelves

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Jan 22

The technician was extremely diligent. The unit had some unforeseen issues, but he…


  • Dresser

How much does a furniture assembly service cost?

The national average cost for furniture assembly is $150, but prices can range anywhere from $75-$80 on the low end and $351-$500 on the high end.  Most people pay $125-$175 for furniture assembly services. How much you'll pay a professional depends on the number of furniture pieces that need to be put together, how complicated the installation process is and other factors. 

Furniture assembly cost:

National average cost $150
Typical cost range $125-$175
Low-end cost range $75-$80
High-end cost range $351-$500

People hire pros to help assemble beds, desks, tables, chairs, bookshelves, entertainment centers, coffee tables, outdoor furniture, and playground sets. Most professionals can get the job done regardless of the type of furniture piece and whether the instructions are available or not. Many furniture assemblers also offer pickup and delivery of furniture and disassembly services.

Assembling furniture is a pain, so why not hire a professional to do it for you? Before you hire someone, there are a few things you should know — let’s break it down (pun definitely intended).

Furniture assembly service cost

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.

Number of items Average cost to assemble
1 $120
2 $160
3 $200
4 $230
5 $270
6 $310
7 $340
8 $380
9 $420
10 $450
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Hourly rate for furniture assembly

Many handymen and furniture assemblers charge hourly rates for their services. Therefore, the more time an assembly project takes, the higher the cost.

National average cost $69/hour
Low-end cost $40/hour
High-end cost $150/hour

Some companies charge for a minimum number of hours, so it pays to plan ahead and have multiple furniture assembly jobs done at one time.

Here are some examples of hourly rates:

  • 123Assembly in Chicago, Illinois: $75 per hour and 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

Additional cost factors

In addition to the hourly rate and per-piece pricing structure, several factors can affect the overall cost of furniture assembly services. These factors include minimum fees, your geographic location and travel fees.

Minimum fees

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 the pros cover operating costs such as time, gas, transportation and so on.

Travel fees

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. For example, Handy G Flat Package Furniture Assembly charges a $15 travel fee for extra far distances.

This additional cost helps cover the assembler’s time and transportation expenses traveling to and from the job site. 


Depending on where you live, the average price for furniture assembly will fluctuate. This is mostly because labor costs vary from city to city.

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IKEA furniture assembly

Ikea designs and packs furniture for easy installation. With the tools and instructions provided, you can easily install a piece of Ikea furniture with little prior experience.

However, when you’re assembling more than one piece, or a complex item like a sofa or bed, installation hours can add up and you’re left frustrated and tired. The majority of furniture assembly professionals are familiar with Ikea’s products and can assemble your boxed items with ease.

How to hire furniture assembly professionals

There are a few steps you can take to ensure you hire furniture assembly professionals who are right for the job. For example:

  • Determine your budget. Figure out how much you have to spend on professional furniture assembly services. Knowing your budget will help determine what pieces you can afford to have assembled.
  • Check out multiple companies. Not all furniture assembly services are created equally. Some companies may specialize in larger pieces or office furniture, while others may provide home services in your own living room. Figure out your needs and shop around.
  • Get personalized cost estimates. Always seek price quotes from several pros before hiring someone. Give the pro details about your furniture or even send them a photo so they can give you an accurate quote before they arrive.
  • Read reviews. Read their online customer reviews to make sure you're choosing the right furniture assembler or handyman for the job. Even if they're less expensive, you don’t want to entrust your new piece of furniture to a company known for doing shoddy work. You'll thank yourself in the long run.

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How to save money on furniture assembly

Hiring a professional furniture assembly service is relatively low-cost, but there are still ways you can save money.

  • Ask if there are discounts. Some furniture assemblers offer seasonal specials and year-round price reductions for groups such as military members, seniors, and students. It never hurts to ask.
  • DIY it: If the piece doesn’t look particularly difficult or complicated to put together, consider trying to put it together yourself to save some cash.
  • Plan to have multiple items assembled. To avoid getting slapped with a minimum fee charge for assembling only one item, plan to have the furniture assembly professional put together multiple pieces in one trip. You'll get more bang for your buck.
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Benefits of professional furniture assembly

Assembling furniture is time-consuming, difficult and overall a total pain. From frustrating and complicated instruction manuals to lifting awkward, heavy boxes, it’s enough to make you not want to buy new furniture at all. That’s why it’s a smart move to hire a professional furniture assembler or handyman to do the heavy lifting for you (literally).

When you hire a professional, you can relax while your new furniture is being assembled and installed with the utmost care — and even focus your valuable time back onto other things.

To furniture assembly professionals, even the most complicated pieces come easily to them. Professionals also have comprehensive toolboxes, containing that wrench or screw that mysteriously went missing from the box. 

Not only will hiring a pro save you time — it will preserve your sanity, too.

Find furniture assemblers near you

Finding and hiring a pro takes a few minutes. Use Thumbtack to search for nearby furniture assembling services. Then, get a few quotes, check the pros' availability and schedule an appointment. 

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How do we know these prices?

Millions of people ask Thumbtack for help with their projects every year. We track the estimates they get from local professionals, conduct our own research and then we share those prices with you. The prices reflected in the article above are for informational purposes only and are subject to change at any time. Contact a professional near you to receive a personalized cost estimate for your project.


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