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Everything You Need to Know About RTA (Ready To Assemble) Furniture
RTA (Ready To Assemble) furniture has exploded over the past 10 years. Before 2010, RTA furniture was dominated by IKEA (and a few other large manufacturers.) Now there are dozens of smaller brands. Many ship directly from the factory to your home.
New technology has improved product quality. Assembly is faster and less difficult for many of the new designs.
RTA has significant cost advantages for high volume producers, including manufacturing efficiency & reduced transportation costs.
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All Your RTA Furniture Questions Answered
- How difficult is RTA furniture assembly?
- What are the advantages of a Ready To Assemble Sofa?
- Is it better to buy RTA furniture online?
- Is there any solid wood RTA furniture?
- Why does IKEA furniture fall apart so quickly?
- Is KD (Knockdown) furniture the same as RTA?
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