You may have watched the Friends episodes where Joey, Chandler and Ross make fools of themselves trying to assemble bookcases and home entertainment centres in the form of flat pack furniture (making it look like a task only fit for craftsmen). But it is far easier than they make it appear, and flat pack furniture (as it is most commonly known) has numerous benefits for financially-savvy South Africans looking to save money and space.
The broad definition
Flat pack furniture: Otherwise known as ready-to-assemble, knock-down or kit furniture requires at-home customer assembly. The various components/pieces are packed neatly and conveniently into cartons for sale alongside hardware for their assembly. (Flat pack furniture is commonly made of chipboard, medium-density fibreboard or occasionally solid woods).
The basic backstory
The beloved benefits
Manufacturers offer an extensive range of designs, colours, and finishes, allowing you to choose furniture that compliments your existing decor or helps you create a customisable look for your space.
From multipurpose home storage solutions for small spaces to modular shelving systems, flat pack furniture can adapt to your changing needs. You can source flat pack furniture that maximises your available space and enhances the room’s functionality, whether you live in a small flat, townhouse or spacious home.
Its ease of storage, compact shipping and low manufacture costs also make flat pack furniture appealing items of stock for suppliers (like Store & More), since they do not require large storehouses for safekeeping in comparison to fully assembled furniture.