No Tools Required: 20 Modern Flat-Pack Furniture Pieces for Your Next Move

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Having to disassemble, pack and move heavy furniture is tough. But there’s a solution: flat-pack furniture. This new wave of moving-friendly furniture makes it easy to relocate. There’s no hardware to lose and no tools required.

Modern, stylish and eco-friendly, most flat-pack furniture pieces are also modular, so you can reconfigure them according to the space in your new home. Check out these 20 beautiful and easy-to-move furniture items for your next move!


How would you like a sofa that fits in boxes like this…

Four 50-pound boxes hold Burrow’s well-made sofa, with handles for easy transportation.

…and looks like this?

Starting at $1,095, the handcrafted sofa by Burrow features reversible seat cushions and USB outlets underneath. Thanks to snapping hinges, it also assembles in about five minutes. It starts as a two-seater but expands into a sectional.

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Make your next move easier with modern flat-pack furniture that expands from a two-seater into a sofa as large as you need

Hem debuted this stylish and expandable flat-pack sofa this year.

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Hem’s Kumo sofa, shown here as a four-seater and above as a loveseat, can also be used as a single armchair or configured into a sectional. The legs, arms and cushions break down for moving.

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This modern platform bed breaks down in minutes

The Floyd platform bed is made of birch and steel and breaks down into flat panels.

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A stylish daybed converts to a guest sleeper

The Choy Daybed’s bolster, two single-bed-size cushions and unscrewable legs can be disassembled with no tools.

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Place the two cushions together to create a queen-size guest bed.

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Use this slatted chair indoors or outdoors and fold it up when you’re done

CB2’s Maya chair‘s solid wood slats can be quickly folded up for a move (or when not in use).

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This flat-pack chair converts into a daybed and bed

The Wolfe convertible chair has a mid-century modern look and is multi-functional.

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Unfold the Wolfe chair into a daybed or drop the back flat to create a single bed. For a move, unscrew the legs for a seamless transition.

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These no-tools-required tables and desks by IKEA feature mid-century style

Ikea’s LISABO table series snaps together in minutes, no tools required.
The LISABO flat pack furniture collection is mid-century modern and crafted in solid wood. Legs snap off quickly, making the pieces move-friendly.

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This eco-friendly bamboo desk uses slots instead of screws

Legare Furniture has a whole line of furniture that requires no tools to assemble or disassemble, like this desk, which can be configured into lengths of four, five or six feet. Made of strong and eco-friendly bamboo, it slots together like a puzzle to quickly set up or to break down flat.

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Fashionable flat-pack side tables combine functionality and style

Zanocchi & Starke’s Frida Side Tables integrate the red disassembly tool as a design feature.

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The legs notch together, and a bright red tool attaches the top to the legs securely.

A timeless table makes moving a snap

The Time Desk or Table by Nomi can be designed in the color, size and finish of your choice. Legs connect to the tabletop using connectors that tighten with a coin.

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Small spaces are no problem with this folding desk

The OneSpace Basics desk is fitted with a dual USB charger, requires no assembly, folds flat for moving or storage and is only $59.

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This mid-century modern table can also function as a work desk

The Floyd Table is solid and sturdy. Available in several sizes and finishes, you can use the table as a desk or dining table — or both.

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Imagine a bookcase that snaps together like a puzzle

The Trilogy Bookcase by Smart Furniture is designed at an angle to fit underneath a staircase. Expandable shelves hold up to 75 pounds each. The shelves slot together like a puzzle, requiring no tools or hardware.

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Add geometry to your design with customizable shelves

The Modos S5 bookcase comes in many different configurations. It assembles using simple connectors and packs flat for shipping and moving.

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Combine storage and shelves with this unique bookcase

Add doors to the Tylko Sideboard flat-pack furniture system to customize your storage piece for your needs.

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Expand your shelves with your book collection

Tylko’s Regale Bookcase can be as small or as large as you need it to be. The best part is that no matter how large you create your wall system, the individual planks pack flat for moving.

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This bookcase folds down for easy transport

The folding bookcase by Stony Edge makes moving a snap. It’s available in two sizes and two wood finishes.

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This blanket chest breaks down flat and requires zero tools

Sprout’s Caja storage blanket chest breaks down easily to flat-pack for a move. Interior dividers are available to maximize storage space for blankets and other items.

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Hide the kids’ clutter and pack this coffee table down for a move

The Lego Table by Klevr starts at $299 and hides all of your little one’s toys. Need to move? The versatile storage coffee table breaks down flat without the need for tools.

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Break down these file boxes when not in use

Boxes can sometimes take up the most space in a move. These Caja File Boxes disassemble easily and are stackable to create a tall file cabinet.

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Which of these flat-pack furniture pieces do you want before your next move? We’d love to hear your thoughts below. Photography courtesy of manufacturers.