On an assembly line furniture assemblers could apply glue to the furniture part, cut and fit joints, and use staples, screws, and other similar supplies to attach parts. Working as furniture assemblers it is considered a type of unskilled labor and the pay can vary, depending on whether you are paid by the piece or by the hour and the type of work that is done.
Some furniture assembly lines do require some experience but how much depends on the kinds of products that are being produced. Some companies make fine woodworking items and will need to have furniture assemblers with skills doing this type of work while others will make simpler goods that do not require special training. When you go to an individual’s home or office you could be self employed or work for a company that sells furniture and offers their customer an assembly service for an added fee. A furniture assembler could also be employed by a third party. Some of these third parties may contact various furniture sales firms to offer their assembly service to customers who are interest. They may also deliver and assemble the furniture for customers while in other cases there may be a separate delivery crew that are responsible for hiring a furniture assembler.
When putting together furniture for home and office customers the job ca also require you to move around existing art, and furniture. Furniture assemblers will also need to be able to handle and lift components easily as some could be very heavy when the product is finished being put together. If you are working for a company that offers assembly service the company may send out a team of assemblers in order to make sure that any heavy items can be move safely and to finish the assembly job quicker. Some clients may request that the assembler help put the mattress on a bed that has just been built or they could ask to have the furniture moved to another room.