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How much does IKEA furniture assembly cost?

Average cost in 20149: $95 See National


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The average cost for an IKEA furniture assembler is $95. You are likely to spend between $55 and $170 total. Exact price may vary depending on your area and project details.

Updated September 1st, 2017

Next Step: Find out exactly how much your project will cost.

Ikea offers a cost-effective way to furnish a home or office, but nearly all of it must be assembled by the buyer. For some people, that task can be difficult. Fortunately, professionals are there to help. The cost for their services depends on the value and size of the furniture as well as the complexity of assembly, the time required and other factors.


Some assemblers, such as Jerome Burke of Flushing, New York, charge according to how long they think it will take to assemble the furniture.

Value of the furniture

Some assemblers charge based on the price you paid for the furniture. For example, Already Assembled of Perry Hall, Maryland, charges 20 percent of the entire purchase price; anything under $375 is a flat $75.

Complexity and size

Some contractors assess the furniture to be assembled and offer a flat rate. For example, Mike’s Furniture Assembly in Saint Albans, New York, charges flat rates starting at $5 to over $125 per piece, depending on Mike’s view of the size and difficulty to assemble the furniture. Assessments can be subjective, however. For example, KGN Enterprises of Danbury, Connecticut, offers an estimate over the phone based on information provided by the customer. Once on-site, the assembler may adjust the final price up or down if the job is more or less complicated.

Minimum charge

No matter how small or inexpensive the piece, you might have to pay a minimum for services. For example, Handy G Flat Package Furniture Assembler of Hillside, New Jersey, charges a $60 minimum for furniture assembly.

Travel Fees

Some furniture assemblers charge a travel fee to come to your location. For example, Handy G Flat Package Furniture Assembler sometimes charges a flat $15 to cover travel expenses, and Already Assembled charges based on mileage.

Cash or credit

Some furniture assemblers charge a little extra for credit card payments to cover their expense of processing the transaction. Absolute Furniture Installations of Duluth, Georgia, charges a 3 percent fee for using a credit card.

Additional services

Some assemblers do more than just assemble the furniture. For an additional fee, Morris Assembly Service of Dearborn, Michigan, can attach furniture, such as book shelves, to walls and drill holes for wires around entertainment centers or desks.

Cost-saving strategies

Request several quotes after reading reviews, and ask for multiple-item discounts. Bob the Builder of Cumming, Georgia, will reduce the overall cost of assembling multiple items if the assembler can take care of them all in one trip.

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Recent reviews

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I hired Eric Sutherland and I am very impressed with his service. We hired him not only for assembly for also for plumbing and electrical work and he fixed all issues without causing any damage to property. He is one man army and goes out of the way and fixes other minor issues either he notices or we request him to fix without charging extra. It is his willingness to help people makes me hire him again and again for every small and big issues we get in our home. Few instances where we impressed me: 1. We ordered 3 IKEA closet and it did not fit in the space. He cut the trims/baseboard on either side of wall and made all 3 IKEA closet to fit at the place where we wanted to be. Not only that he cut the trims in Kitchen to make the refrigerator fit. He did not charge extra. 2. There was leak in Kitchen Sink. We called professional plumber and he could not fix the leak. Eric worked on it, asked me get few parts not more than $20 and he fixed the leak permanently. 3. We got our toilet clogged which we could not unclog with drain cleaner and snake. He not only unclogged the toilet but also fixed 5-6 of my door coating with almost no cost. Eric is exceptional, fast and value for money. I strongly recommend him.

E.G.H. Services -

Honest Guy, who does decent work at a low cost. G work is your guy if you're in a Jam.

Baystate Express, Inc

John was great! Very responsive, available, efficient and reasonably priced.