Assembly guide

The assembly of our products are quite simple but to make it easier here are some tips and tricks.

If you have any question during assembly please don’t hesitate to contact us via email. Always leave the gluing last if you have uncertainty about the position of any part.

You will find details about the icons used in the assembly manual in the third step.

1. Step: Collect the tools

Required tools:

Glue - You will require a strong wood glue for fixing the parts together. Some parts can stuck together without the use of glue but the usage of it is still strongly recommended.

Tools you may have:

Hobby knife - You may need to use the knife for smaller adjustment in the parts.

Masking tape - After gluing together the parts you should use masking tape to fix the position until the glue bonds.

Gloves - To keep your hands clear while using the glue.

Soft mallet - In some cases the parts won’t fit together perfectly due to some variation in the thickness of the wood and in this situation you may need to use a soft mallet to put them together.


These can also come in handy:

Sanding paper with fine grit - There can be some small defects on the line of the cut so in some cases a small grinding is needed. This step can be done after gluing.

Wipes - After grinding it is better to get rid off the dust. The wipe is also useful if too much glue has been put on the surface and you need to clean some.

Weights and clamps - Due to the nature of the wood it can deform and twist a little. In some cases weights and clamps are recommended to keep parts together until the glue dries. Use paper or cloth in between the product and the weight/clamp to avoid any dirt.

 

2. step: prepare and sort out the parts

Before starting the assembly we suggest to read through the entire manual.

After reading the manual, prepare the parts in the same order as suggested there. For those products that have multiple parts in separate bags we suggest opening the bags only when needed to avoid mixing.

The separate parts are indicated with letters („A”, „B”, „C” …). You will find these parts packed one-by-one.

The smaller pieces (mostly used for connecting and positioning) are labeled with numbers („1”, „2”, „3”, ….). These can be found in self sealing bags. These bags contain twice amount of parts as needed so you have spare ones (replacing damaged or lost parts).

If the package contains any special items (such as: acrylic or labeled tokens) than we will highlight it in the manual.


3. Step: Assembly

By following the manual make sure that all the parts are aligned in the correct way. Check every part and position before using glue.

If every part is in the perfect place then glue them together. We suggest using masking tape and weights until the glue dries. (You can read more about this in the 1. step)

We use different colors and icons to make assembly easier for you.

Blue color - We use blue color for the parts that has to be glued together in the current step. It the following step these parts will be colored white so you can follow the process.

Purple color - For these parts you must not use glue.

This icon indicates the parts that can't be mirrored.

This icon shows the parts that can be rotated or mirrored as they are symmetric. Always double check which side you glue.

This icon instructs you to turn the part around because the next gluing should be done on the backside. 

„NOTE” - We find it important to emphasize some info so we put some notes in the manual (like where to put the logo).

 

4. step: put the product into the box

If you bought a board game insert, after the glue has dried put it into the box. We always plan the insert so it will fit into the box without struggle. If you find it hard to put it in the box don’t force it! In this case check if the assembly was done correctly.

We wish you a pleasant time with the assembly 😊

In every package you will find the link leading to the assembly manual. The reason why we don’t print out the manual can be found here: (link)

Extra step: Painting/Finishing

If you would like to make the product more durable you can use lazur, varnish or mordant to protect the wood. You can find these in any DIY store. It is important to use a finishing or paint that is solvent based. The water based products can make the wood „fluffy”.