We’ve just had our first venture into the flat pack world. We were after some white melamine finished cabinets for garage storage. Ready-to-assemble (RTA) cabinets are sold in a flat pack along with all the hardware needed for assembly, and have been around for ages. Because home owners do the assembling, it is quite a reasonable option. All of the parts have been cut to size, holes drilled, and all the hardware fittings needed for assembly are supplied. Then the parts are stacked, wrapped, delivered to the hardware shops. All Robin had to do was to decide which sort he wanted, hand over some money, load them in the back of the 4WD to take home, then assemble them.
Once the first one was assembled, putting the second unit together was a piece of cake. Robin found the instructions perfectly adequate, and the only tool needed was a screwdriver. The assembled units have been placed in position in the garage, and are just about filled up already. We will probably need to buy a few more shelves for them, as there are only three shelves supplied for each unit, not nearly enough for our needs. And perhaps we should buy a third cupboard so we can tidy up even more garage stuff? Not sure – we will have to think about that.