What Are RTA Cabinets?

Kitchen with RTA cabinets installed.

You’ve seen those three letters everywhere while shopping for cabinets, but what are RTA cabinets? You’ve come to the right place. At the RTA Cabinet Store, we’re the experts in all things RTA cabinets. Here’s the rundown.

What are RTA cabinets?

R = READY

T = TO

A = ASSEMBLE

Ready-to-assemble cabinets are simply cabinets that come in components that you can easily put together yourself. They are truly a DIY project—the kind you can actually feel confident about undertaking. You won’t find yourself throwing your hands in the air halfway through and spending hundreds of dollars hiring someone to finish the job for you. They are hard to mess up. More on that later. In the meantime, here’s a few more things you might want to know about RTA cabinets.

What Are the Benefits of RTA Cabinets ?

Ready-to-assemble cabinets are easily shipped because they don’t take up a lot of space. When they are shipped, they incur less damage because they are more or less flat instead of boxy. Because they are so easy to ship, it enables us to function wholly online. We do have a showroom but most customers find they can successfully find and purchase the perfect cabinet all online. That also helps us keep your cost down.

Speaking of costs, RTA cabinets are much more affordable than their counterparts. This isn’t because they are lacking in quality. It’s because we are able to keep our costs down and pass those savings on to you. We don’t have to pay for labor to assemble the cabinets. We don’t have to pay for a brick and mortar location to display the products. We don’t have to pay to transport or stock products in stores all over the country. All those savings add up to about 30-40% reduction in cost compared to other cabinets.

RTA cabinets drawer cabinet assembly.

What Are RTA Cabinets Made of?

Ready-to-assemble cabinet boxes can be made of particle board, plywood, MDF, or HDF. RTA Cabinet Store uses only plywood or MDF/HDF, never particle board (which can easily be damaged by water exposure). The doors are made of a variety of hardwoods. Depending on your design aesthetic, you can pick a hardwood that suits your taste.

How Hard Is It to Assemble RTA Cabinets?

This isn’t rocket science. It isn’t even a piece of Ikea furniture. Equip yourself with a few tools and our instructive videos and guides and you’re all set. You’ll use glue, brackets, and screws to assemble the cabinet or drawer box then secure it to the frame. Ensure the cabinet box is square with corner blocks (included). Even soft-close drawer mechanisms and runners only require a few screws. Holes for doors and hinges are pre-drilled so you don’t have to worry whether you’re getting them put on straight.

RTA cabinets quality construction.

Are RTA Cabinets Good Quality?

Most RTA cabinets are good quality. If you avoid particle board and stick to HDF or plywood construction, that will deliver a pretty high-quality product. Look for perks like dovetail joinery on the drawers and soft close doors that come standard. This usually indicates a good quality product. A wide selection of sizes and unusual layouts is also a good indication that you’re dealing with high quality.

Who Is RTA Cabinet Store?

We are a top provider of ready-to-assemble cabinets online. We use only MDF/HDF and plywood to construct our cabinets. Because we are online, we are able to offer a wide selection of styles. Most big box stores stock a handful of styles, but we have hundreds of styles and colors available. We have kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities, and the accessories to go with them.

Get your cabinets shipped fast with our Quick Ship Guarantee™. The cabinets leave our warehouse in three days or we refund you 10% (up to $250) of your order. You could potentially order cabinets and install them within the same week!

We also offer a lowest price guarantee. If you find the same RTA cabinet somewhere else for less, we’ll beat their price by 5%. Financing is also available with 0% APR. We make a point of keeping our customer service representatives accessible. When you pick up the phone to call, you’ll talk directly with us and we’ll make sure you get what you need.

Still in the planning stages? Take advantage of our professional designers for free! They’ll help you customize your layout, select the right cabinets, and provide you with a 3D rendering. You’ll also get an itemized quote so you know exactly what you’re getting into. That’s a $500 value at no cost to you. While you’re at it, order some (refundable) samples so you can compare colors and finishes.

Find out everything RTA Cabinet Store can do for you. Let us help you get acquainted with ready-to-assemble cabinets and set you on the path to success.