How to Select the Best RTA Wood Cabinets for Your Kitchen

Fabuwood Galaxy Nickel RTA Wood Cabinets

Knowing how to select the best wood RTA cabinets for your kitchen makes the remodeling process much smoother. We’ll walk you through the steps so you can pick the right cabinets for your budget at Custom Service Hardware. We offer several lines of premium RTA wood kitchen cabinets, made with high-quality materials including dovetail joints, soft-close drawer slides and hinges, and all-wood construction.

What are RTA cabinets?

RTA stands for “ready to assemble.” So, instead of bulky, hard-to-maneuver kitchen cabinet sets arriving at your home, RTA cabinets arrive flat-packed for DIY assembly. (Of course, you can always hire professionals to assemble and install them.) The RTA option for kitchen cabinets has become extremely popular over the years because it’s convenient to order them online.  Flat-pack shipping makes them much more affordable for a kitchen remodel than custom cabinets. 

Wood RTA kitchen cabinets from Custom Service Hardware come from the best names in the cabinet industry. Find beautifully constructed designs from craftsman-style makers like Sunnywood and GHI Cabinetry. Our collections include classic shaker styles, modern European-style frameless cabinets, and both rustic and refined wood cabinet finishes to complete your kitchen’s look.

What types of wood species are available for RTA kitchen cabinets?

We offer all-wood RTA kitchen cabinets with a variety of styles to choose from to fit your home and lifestyle. Depending on the product line, various solid wood components such as cabinet door stiles and rails, face frames, and drawer boxes are crafted from either birth or maple. These are high-grade and known for durability. The cabinet boxes are sturdy, plywood construction—never particleboard. You’ll also find many of our RTA cabinets have a natural wood veneer on the interior, adding a quality finishing detail to the overall look of the cabinets.

Key Considerations for Selecting RTA Wood Cabinets

As you’re choosing the best wood RTA cabinets for your new kitchen, take into account which style will best complement your design theme and overall vibe. In short, the cabinets need to match the rest of the kitchen. For example, if you’re creating a bright, airy space, look at white or frameless wood cabinets. A more traditional American-style kitchen will probably look great with raised panel RTA wood cabinets. If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed or unsure about where to start, don’t worry! Just browse our best selling RTA kitchen cabinets to get a good idea of what’s out there and what styles may work for you.

Popular Kitchen Cabinet Styles and Finishes Available from Custom Service Hardware

Here’s a sample of top picks from homeowners looking for wood RTA kitchen cabinets, but feel free to scroll through all our available cabinet series.

  • Stained wood. A classic subtle finish. Stained wood is versatile across many styles, and it works just as well for a minimalist kitchen as it does for a traditional or contemporary one.
  • Painted wood. A clean, sophisticated look. Our painted wood cabinets range from white to dark granite, with plenty of neutral grays and rich browns in between. 
  • Dark cabinets. The moody kitchen is in. Dark wood cabinets are trending, and we have the right styles to create handsome, elegant spaces. Dark cabinets look spectacular with undermount or accent lighting.
  • Light cabinets. A cheerful, breezy style. Light woods create a clean, uplifting vibe for kitchens, and they’re a fantastic choice to offset a bold wall color.
  • Traditional style cabinets. Back-to-basics quality. Traditional style cabinets are defined by the raised panels on the drawer faces and doors, similar to a picture frame. These wood cabinets add a textural detail that appeals to some homeowners.
Fabuwood Galaxy Timber RTA Wood Cabinets

Budget, Storage Needs, and Functionality Features for your RTA Kitchen Cabinets

Budget is also a key consideration, and it’s important to note that when you’re shopping on our site to double check if the product you like is RTA or fully assembled. RTA cabinets will give you more bang for your buck, and we have styles to match any kitchen décor theme. 

The last two major considerations for choosing your wood RTA kitchen cabinets are storage needs and functionality features. Once you find a style and finish you like, click through that product line to make sure the dimensions fit your space. Do you need a pantry? A microwave cabinet? Would you like a wine rack or corner cabinet with a Lazy Susan? If you’re a home chef, we have plenty of kitchen accessory add-ons like pull-out storage, cabinet organizers, and spice or utensil racks to complete your RTA cabinet design. Our cabinet doors and drawers often come with soft-close or silent-close upgraded hardware, and many include concealed hinges if you want your kitchen to have uninterrupted lines. 

Why choose Custom Service Hardware for your RTA wood kitchen cabinets?

Custom Service Hardware always has the best choices in RTA kitchen cabinets, with plenty of customizable options, durable construction and most orders ship within several business days, depending on the manufacturer.  Our RTA kitchen cabinet series feature fine carpentry details like dovetail construction or mortise and tenon joints. Assembly is easy with either wood glue and/or premium cam locks and a screwdriver. When you partner with us for your RTA cabinets, we’re with you from the purchase all the way through assembly and installation, too! If you have any questions, we’re here to help. Contact us online or give us a call at 1-800-882-0009.