When DIY moving furniture like a dining room suite or bedroom suite great care must always be taken since these sets of matching pieces are usually some of your most costly furnishings. Most times, individual pieces to these sets are impossible to replace and they can be very expensive to fix. Therefore, every piece needs to be properly prepared and carefully handled during DIY furniture moving. You especially want your long dresser or your buffet moving done without damage. The buffet or a long dresser are some of the key pieces of these sets for which damage free moving is especially desirable.
Knowledge about just how-to-move a buffet or a long dresser is very important in order to to avoid damages. Good long dresser or buffet moving methods start with proper preparation and full padding. Once the buffet is snugly blanket wrapped we can then show you the best ways of moving a buffet.
Padding and Moving Buffets
Buffets and long dressers are similar in that they can have regular pull-out drawers
If the hidden drawers are loose fitting, then shim them well with folded cardboard
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Then seal the 2 pads in place all around the buffet with a couple of strips of tape.
Next, square off each side neatly and tape it all around as shown in the 3 pictures below.
Then do a lot of tight taping of the top side edges under its lip
Also tape around the entire buffet (top to bottom as shown in the picture below)
Be sure to crimp the tape crossing the open back area (as shown in the picture below)
Now, one man bucks (he puts his foot up against the piece's base so that it won't slide
How to Move Buffets
Notice that the mover is just using his legs when he's lifting the end of a buffet / long dresser
Once the lift is started, he soon pauses and braces the piece on his leg
In the picture below, the man on the right is lifting his end all the way up to its balance point
Next, with the long dresser / buffet in balance and nearly weightless,
Next, the piece is lifted up on its side on top of a dolly.
Notice that the dolly is placed flat against the down side of the buffet (not flat on the floor)
Now it is well protected and can be dollied (or carried) up onto a truck. Next, you will need to learn