Getting bored with your office cubicle and desperately wanting a new one is not a new thing. Disassembling used cubicles is relatively simple. Almost all office cubicles are simple constructions of walls, desks and drawers joined together by screws, springs, nuts and bolts. You can take apart your office cubicle in five easy steps.
Analyze it carefully
This is the major step to take when removing different types of used cubicles. Even though it is quite easy to take out the components of the used cubicles, you should keep in mind that cubicles are designed and assembled differently. Some use screws for joining the walls together while others use rods. In more efficient cubicles, springs, latches or hinges can also be seen. So it is very important that you know the kind of cubicle you are dealing with in order to bring the right set of tools and manpower with you.
Read the manual
Most cubicle setups require a manual. Even if a manual does not tell you how to take apart your used cubicles, it still lets you know how it is set up. It gives you the details such as the screws used, places where the screws are used and also the types of screwdrivers you might need. A manual gives you direction as you start your work.
Get the right tools
Collecting the right set of tools saves you a lot of time. Once you have read and understood the manual, you can spend some time in getting the right set of tools. You should get flat-head screwdrivers, rubber hammers, wrenches of two or more sizes and other tools as necessary.
Start with the desk
This is the most obvious step. All the cubicles have desks. Some have complex ones, which can be raised or lowered down depending upon the need. Yet, the construction is quite simple and you can easily take them off. Most of the screws are present under the desk so you will have to go under it and unscrew them. This might take more effort if the screws are concealed or placed at awkward positions.
Some modern cubicles also have drawers below the desk or shelves on the side or on the center panel. You must remove them before you begin to take off the desk.
Take out the outer panels
It is usually the case that the middle panel is joined with the outer panels. You must start taking out the outer panels, one at a time. They might contain springs or latches but with the right set of tools, you can undo them easily.
In some cubicles, the panels are fixed to the connector rail to impart strength and immobility. In such cases, you also need to take off the panels from the rail. This can be done by unscrewing them. If the panels still do not come out, you can use a rubber hammer to loosen the fix and then pull them off. Used Cubicles.