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No, nothing to do. If you download the assembly instructions for MOSJÖ you won’t see anything about a bracket for attaching the item to the wall, and there isn’t one included in the package.


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"Why do I have to attach IKEA furniture to the wall specifically? No other furniture seller requires this." This is because of IKEA's iconography in the minds of the public. If you buy a locally made TV stand from George Utrecht Family Furniture down on Mill Road, and a child climbs on it and it falls over, you'd never dream of suing old George. You ...


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Perhaps not, but recognize the risks. A few years ago, there were several tragic accidents where young children were crushed by Ikea furniture. Since then, Ikea has issued recalls and safety warnings, instructing people to attach their furniture to the wall to avoid such incidents. The piece you mention is only 30lbs (14 kg) and 15" (40 cm) tall, so it's ...


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I have put a lot of these IKEA TV stands together for people and always suggest that they let me secure them to a wall. The old style TVs were so heavy that the stands were absolutely going no where but the flat screen TVs are light and high and can be positioned toward the front of the stand, making it easy to topple over. I know of adults that have ...


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If the issue is a flat place to put it, see Kyle B's answer. If the issue is squaring the individual parts into one of these frames, cast your mind back to geometry, and make the diagonals equal length (i.e. get the screws into a section but not completely tight. Measure the diagonals and nudge the frame until they are equal, then tighten the screws, and ...


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If you have young children in your house I'd fasten it to the wall. Ikea started providing this as a standard after a child died after tipping over a piece of their furniture. If you don't have children it's not really necessary, just a thing Ikea's lawyers are telling them to include in all their furniture sets now. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...


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The IKEA piece in question would have come with a small metal bracket with screws. One arm of the bracket attaches to your furniture and the other arm has a largish hole in it which you have to figure out how to attach to your wall, the details of which depend very much on what your wall happens to be made of and how far away from it the piece is. People who ...


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There are drill stops that are available that clamp to the drill bit or other stops that mount on the drill as an attachment. For little jobs like that I have always found that some tape wrapped around the drill bit is sufficient - but don’t be pushing hard. For precise jobs then a pillar drill gives accurate results.


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Big clamps are hugely helpful in situations like these. https://www.harborfreight.com/60-in-aluminum-f-style-bar-clamp-60673.html And 90 degree clamps too... https://www.harborfreight.com/corner-clamp-with-quick-release-38661.html You should work on the ground first. Yes that means digging down a fair amount and laying sand or whatever. You want this setup ...


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It looks like the U-channel on that side came bent - If you compare it to the other side it seems to be bent quite a bit, judging from the pictures. This is why the caster plate isn't hitting the other side, and why you though to put the washers behind the plate. However, the washers are meant to go underneath the nut, not the plate. I would suggest ...


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In my opinion, you can do this without any additional tools/clamps or L-brackets. You do want level-ish ground at the end to stand the structure on, but you don’t need level ground to make it square. Ecnerwal’s answer gets at the heart of the issue, and this is how I would do it. Lay the two frames down on their sides, and prop them with something so they ...


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A basic drill/driver will meet the needs you mentioned. What is drill/driver? I think a cordless one would be more convenient. I own the Dewalt 20volt max but you could get away with 12volt max if you are not going to be doing heavy drilling. Dewalt's and their batteries are not cheap, I have set of craftsman cordless tools in another location and they are ...


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As Robin Whittleton correctly pointed out, MOSJÖ does not need to be anchored to walls, there's no such instruction in the manual and there are no anchoring parts provided. Considering we're on Home Improvement site, you can add doors, shelves etc. to it on your own. From now on true common sense must work. There are two modes of failure of the furniture ...


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It looks like this product is poorly designed/built. AS noted the washer goes between the nut and the caster plate. Since the U channel is cheap and bending i would go to the hardware store and buy 16 larger washers (one for each bolt). They should be about a 1/4 of an inch, or more, wider that the U channel but have the appropriate size hole for the bolt. ...


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You need tactile feedback to avoid stripping the threads. In my experience, Ikea style knock-together furniture has a fairly narrow "acceptable torque" range. This is easily detected by hand feel. However, any power driver will give you dead nerves. You will not be able to feel the correct torque, and the machine will be a "bull in the ...


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Drilling pilot holes for screws is always a good idea especially near the edge of the board so you do not split it. Drilling pilot holes is not difficult, you want a drill bit the same diameter, or slightly smaller, then the shank (not the threads) of the screw. You can get away with skipping the pilot holes on soft woods like pine if the screws are not ...


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Depending on the material and the screws you may not need pilot holes; just a little force to get them started. The shelf will provide additional lateral stability. Whether or not you need it is an engineering question. I would definitely want that added stability. Sometime in the future, when you decide to slide the TV on the table top, e.g., for dusting or ...


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If there are no release tabs on the slides edges(that are usually pressed to separate the two parts than you may have to remove the wood shelf that is attached to the slides. Extend the shelf out fully and look underneath where it is attached to the slides. Look in the center of the slide track for Philip head screws going into the wood. Also while the shelf ...


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Purchase a model from a reputable, well known brand. Don't buy because it's the shiniest or least expensive. Spend the most you can within your budget. Read reviews from other purchasers. Amazon has one of the best review policies. When choosing an electric screwdriver look for: -battery type. the newest Li-ion batteries work much better in every way over ...


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A Phillips head bolt can be more difficult to drive tight than one with an Allen (or hex) head, because the screwdriver will easily slip out of the screw when resistance increases. The way the hex key fits in to an Allen bolt will prevent it from slipping. However, NoSparksPlease's comment about thread pitch is probably your main issue. Looking for an M6 ...


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