11 Dec Everything You Need to Know About RTA Cabinets
Whenever you have a professional do a project for, you what is it you’re paying for. Labor, right? The convenience is sometimes worth the cost, but with ready to assemble cabinets you can save money by doing it yourself.
What are ready to assemble cabinets?
Ready to assemble (RTA) cabinets means we ship you all the supplies and you put them together at home. The packages includes your carved and polished wood panels, screws, fasteners, and any other parts that are needed to assemble your cabinets.
RTA furniture in general is popular for consumers who want to save money by eliminating labor cost. RTA cabinets are less expensive for merchants to purchase, so we can sell them to you at wholesale prices.
There’s also a sense of accomplishment that comes from assembling something yourself. For years to come you’ll enjoy saying, “Yep, I put those together myself. Don’t they look great!” We all have a part of us that wants to create stuff. RTA furniture helps fulfill that creative itch.
RTA cabinets do require you to take your own space measurements. We’ve provided an easy 3-step measurement guide on our website to help with this. It’s important to get the right measurements before ordering so your cabinets fit just right.
How to assemble
Each cabinet comes with all the supplies and instructions on how to put it together. Before you begin, make sure you have all the tools you need on hand. You’ll need your own screwdriver and a power drill comes in handy if you have one. Organize your wood panels and parts so everything is easy to find and within reach.
Don’t be intimidated by all the pieces. Just follow the instructions one step at a time and your cabinets will be finished before you can say “knotty alder.”
The assembling process includes a mix of sliding pieces into place and screwing them together. Each cabinet only takes about 10-20 minutes to assemble. You’ll probably get faster with each one. The average kitchen has about 15 cabinets. That’s three to five hours of assembly. Not bad. Now imagine if you had to pay someone else for that time.