DIY Help

DIY Help for RTA Kitchen Cabinets

The kitchen is an integral part of every home. It’s a space that sees constant use; one of the reasons why remodeling and redesigning is on just about every homeowner’s to-do list. As fun as brainstorming ideas and plans might be, the actual task may present different challenges.

For many families, the kitchen is a primary area of the home, functioning as more than just a room for food preparation. It is one of the main areas for social interaction, meaning every part of it can be a conversation piece – from your refrigerator to your countertops, and down to your cabinetry. Kitchen cabinets are one of the most important features of this space, as they have to be both functional and visually appealing. Designing, prepping, and installing new cabinets is a major part of giving your kitchen the atmosphere perfect for preparing your favorite meals and entertaining guests while you do so. Imagine telling your story of assembling the cabinets yourself!

We at Knotty Alder Cabinets have been in the cabinet business for over 23 years. While our RTA cabinets make the process much easier, there are still places someone might get stuck. We have the solutions that will help, no matter what your kitchen dilemma may be.

One major benefit of RTA cabinets is that they are very easy to assemble. Every Knotty Alder RTA cabinet comes with a complete set of easy to follow instructions and all of the hardware that you will need to complete your RTA project. If you have additional questions, we are available online and on the phone to chat and help you through your project. If you have never attempted a DIY project as large as RTA cabinets, and you are a little intimidated, don’t worry! We have many resources to help you as you assemble your brand new kitchen or bathroom.

Browse through our guides below or get in touch with us directly for more help getting started on your ready to assemble project. We hope you find these pages helpful and of great value when putting together the kitchen of your dreams!

Measuring GuideMeasuring Tools

Not sure how to measure the space that your cabinets will be in?  Use our ready to assemble cabinet measuring guide to help you identify window and appliance locations, measure more exact, create a diagram to help you write down your measurements, etc.  With our measuring guide, you will be able to measure for your RTA cabinets with ease!


Reading Instructions


Assembly Instructions

To help you know what to expect when your RTA cabinets come in, we have compiled a list of shipment expectations, tools that you might need to assemble your RTA cabinets, and general assembly instructions for  drawers, the cam lock system, and the cabinet cartons.  Again, if you become confused while you are putting together your RTA cabinets, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Video TutorialsVideo Tutorial

If you’re more of a visual person, we have created a few videos where you can watch one of our experts put together our RTA cabinets.  They are perfectly detailed and they take you through every step of the RTA process.  



Advice CenterAdvice

Here you can send us a quick email about your project and your questions.  Make sure that you give us a detailed description of the problem that you are having in your RTA project so that we can help you out as quickly as possible.




Cabinet Design CenterGlazed Cabinet Box

Check out some examples of our RTA cabinets in action!  You can look at the different finishes and cabinets to help you decide what you would like to do before you order your RTA cabinets.  Look at a few of our design pallets to help get your imagination running.