IKEA GALANT Instructions

Updated April 17, 2017

The Galant is a multifunction consumer desk developed by Ikea. It comes in a variety of different shapes, from oval to rectangular and even "L" shaped. The Galant can be purchased with additional components to add length or change the general shape of the table. Even with all of the various functions and shapes that a Galant can take on, the basic instructions for assembly are essentially the same.

Assemble the legs. There are two options for legs, depending on which model of Galant you have. One option is a single "T"-shaped leg for each side of the base rectangular frame, and the other option has two straight legs per side. For the "T"-shaped legs, align the straight part of the leg with the hole on the base of the cross bar. Use the included Allen wrench to attach these two parts together with a bolt. Screw in two rubber feet into the bottom of this cross bar. For the straight legs, you only need to screw in the rubber feet into the bottom, which can be determined by the smaller portion of the telescopic leg.

Attach any extra pieces that you may have to the frame. Depending on the model, you may have additional pieces that attach to the primary rectangular frame to accommodate the "L"-shaped or extended-length tabletop. Additional framework for "L"-shaped tables come in two different styles: those that come off the side of the primary rectangular frame, and those that extend off the end of the frame. In either case, align the pilot holes that are on the side of the frames and use the included longer screws to attach the two frame pieces.

Attach the legs to the frame. For the "T"-shaped leg, align the straight portion of the leg with the pilot hole in the middle of the short side of the rectangular frame. Use the included Allen wrench to attach a bolt from the other side of the pilot hole. Repeat the process on the opposite side of the frame. For the straight legs, line up the legs with the pilot holes in each of the four corners of the rectangular frame until the top of the leg fits flush against the frame. On the opposite side of the pilot holes, screw in the bolts to attach the legs. For "L"-shaped and extended-length tables, affix legs in the same fashion at the midpoint.

Attach the frame to the tabletop. With the holes of the tabletop facing up, position the frame on top of the tabletop with the legs facing up as well. Align the pilot holes on the table with the holes on either end, as well as the middle of the frame. Use the smaller bolts to secure the frame to the tabletop, affixing them with the smaller Allen wrench. For "L"-shaped tables, attach the frame on the tabletop at the bend in the table, followed by either end.

Assemble the rounded extensions. Depending on the model you have, you may have extensions that attach to either end of the table, giving it a rounded edge. With the holes facing up on the tabletop extension, align the pilot holes on the extension bars with those on the extension top. Attach the extension bars to the extension top using the smaller bolts.

Attach the rounded extensions onto either end of the table. Looking at the end from the side view, pop off the two plastic caps on the frame. Slide in the extension bars until the extension top is flush with the tabletop. On the underside, the pilot holes should be aligned. Use the smaller bolts to attach the extension top to the tabletop.

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