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How to Move and Ship Tables

Before you move and ship tables, you need to properly prepare them for transport. You should examine the table to see how it is assembled and how to take it apart. Disassemble the table, then properly protect and package your table pieces for shipping.

Prepare for Table Shipping

  • Remove the legs and leaves.
  • Place all hardware in a labeled plastic bag, and tape securely to the underside of the table.
  • Apply wax to all wood surfaces to protect from scratching.
  • Wrap all pieces in furniture pads or bubble wrap.
  • Crate the pieces in a sturdy box and fill all extra space with packaging peanuts or other padding.

Tips for Assembled Table Shipping

  • Lift the table by the apron, not legs or a leaf.
  • Wrap furniture moving pads around the legs, to avoid dents and dings.
  • If your table has leaves, fold them down and secure before shipping the table.
  • Avoid pressure on hinges, screws, or glued seams.