Usually, RTA cabinets do not come with any guarantees since they don’t show up as the fully finished and assembled product. If the company behind the production isn’t responsible for cabinet assembly, then they also aren’t on the hook for poor construction.
Difficulty Finding Replacement Parts
On top of no guarantees to reinforce cabinet products, it’s often hard to find replacement parts from the manufacturer because the cabinets are often mass produced overseas. It doesn’t help that small pieces and parts may be easy to lose, even in transit to your location.
Since RTA cabinets aren’t professionally built with builder-grade materials, adhesive, and other tools that enhance durability of the cabinet joints, the construction is not as strong as it could be if it were pre-assembled or assembled by a professional.
May Need to Hire a Pro
If the construction is too complicated for you to complete on your own, or if you simply don’t have the time or skills to put together your new RTA cabinets, you may have to hire someone to assemble them for you. Paying someone to do this could negate the costs you saved by opting for an RTA cabinet instead of a pre-assembled option.