This is part one of a two-part series about how to build IKEA and other ready-to-assemble (RTA) furniture. Click here for Part 2.
When it comes to budget furniture, nobody does it better than IKEA. But part of that cost-saving is labor–the labor that you put in to turn that flat-pack box into a piece of furniture. As with any DIY project, ready-to-assemble furniture is an adventure; a composite of tribulations and accomplishment.