Your dining room table is likely more fragile than you realize. When you’re moving it from location to location, it can be easy to accidentally ding it along the way. Avoid making these common mistakes when moving a dining room table!
Moving a Dining Room Table: Avoid These 5 Common Mistakes
A small slip-up can result in scratches, dings or splintered wood. Before you move your dining room table, it is important to know what not to do.
Mistake Number 1: Moving the Table Whole
Dining room tables are bulky and heavy. Reduce the size and weight of the table by removing the legs of the table before you move it. To remove the table legs, place the table upside down on a blanket. If the legs are glued to the table, use a putty knife to break the seal. If the legs are bolted on, remove the screws and place them inside of a bag for safekeeping. If you’re concerned about losing the screws, tape the bag underneath the table.
Mistake Number 2: Not Removing the Table Leaf
This goes along with Mistake Number 1. The smaller you’re able to break the table down, the lighter it will be. Before moving your table, remove the table leaf. Once the leaf is removed, wrap it in moving blankets to protect it during the move.
Mistake Number 3: Not Protecting the Table Corners
Even with all of these precautionary steps, accidents do happen. Unfortunately, the corners are more likely to be damaged during the move than any other part of the table. Fold cardboard around the corners of the table to protect them from damage.
Mistake Number 4: Not Using a Dining Room Table Protector
Use a dining room table protector to keep your table from getting dinged during the move. If you do not have a dining room table protector, use a thick blanket. Secure the table protector to the table using tape.
Mistake Number 5: Moving the Table by Yourself
Never attempt to move a large table by yourself. These tables are extremely heavy, and it is very possible that you may end up injuring yourself or damaging the furniture. Before moving any furniture, have family, friends or a moving team with you.
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