Easy Assembly Flat Pack Furniture
Flat pack furniture is a term given to furniture that has been designed and made at a factory, with the intention of being assembled at a later date, by the consumer. Flat pack furniture is designed to be quickly and easily assembled. It is also sometimes called ready-to-assemble furniture or knock-down furniture. The primary advantage to this is that, because it is packed flat, it is extremely space efficient, saving significant amounts of money for the manufacturer by reducing shipping and storage costs. Consumers in turn benefit from this because the company can pass the savings down with less expensive prices. Designers of flat pack furniture typically create furnishings that are very easy to mass produce. Most companies also pre-drill holes and do other preparation work so that consumers can fit the pieces of the furniture together with minimal work.
The furniture is packaged with all of the hardware and tools necessary to assemble it, along with assembly directions. These directions are rather notorious in some circles, as they typically include vague illustrations and poorly worded sentences, forcing consumers to puzzle out the assembly of the furniture on their own. After all, this is a great concept in purchasing furniture. Just be sure to go through the contents of the package to ensure that you have every item listed within the assembly instructions.