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This post is a small mix of sponsoring and a real experience report. Sponsorship, since the links contained are affiliate links, but still a real experience report, since we have our complete kitchen at it Baur and Neckermann have ordered, but the contribution was not paid by the mail order company. I just wanted to collect the information we researched in the course of our kitchen planning - in the hope that it might help some readers. So if you are thinking of getting a new inexpensive kitchen that is also made of solid wood, then you might find the right suggestions here.
It's been a while since we started the "Buy solid wood kitchen online and pimp it up" project. The kitchen has been painted and is standing, but we would now do a few things differently, which we would like to briefly describe to you here in the update.
We had decided on an "untreated" Home Affair series "Alby", but unfortunately the wood wasn't as untreated as we thought, but oiled. That means my wife degreased, sanded, primed and then varnished all solid wood kitchen furniture before assembly. It is much easier to buy the kitchen furniture painted white and then just paint it too brightly. The links to the corresponding cabinets are available shortly.
When we ordered our Home Affair base cabinets, there were only cabinets with countertops. These are also important for stability. The series is now also available without a worktop, which is designed so that you can put a worktop on it later. We would now order them (links will follow!).
The rear panels are relatively thin, as you are used to from cheap furniture. Small nails are included, but we didn't use them. Instead, we used small screws (and lots) to attach the back panels. That was a good idea.
The drawers are screwed, but come with screws like that, which you turn half a turn to tighten a pin – you know it from Ikea too. Since these connections tend to loosen from time to time, we would now glue them together and then tighten them so that nothing comes loose anymore.
The fronts have some connections that are visibly recessed. My wife didn't like these indentations. That's why she filled it up and sanded it down to get a smooth surface.
The bottoms in the large drawers are not designed to withstand large stacks of plates. We have therefore glued strips (1 cm squared timber) all around under the floors. To do this, we had thin boards sawn to size at the hardware store, which could be placed directly in the drawers. This distributes the pressure and makes everything nice and stable - and it wasn't expensive.
As described above, we would now buy the kitchen cabinets that are already painted white and have no worktop. So that you can find them quickly, here are the appropriate links to Baur:
Now the update is over and we continue with the original article...
We are currently in the process of redesigning our "new" house (built in 1924). Some walls flew out and we now have a large room that we would like to use as a kitchen-living room. The craftsman now wanted to know where electricity, water and drains should go and we were completely unprepared because we thought there was still some time. But it didn't, which is why we had to go from planning the kitchen to ordering the kitchen furniture in a few days so that we can provide all the information for the craftsmen.
So much for a background story and an explanation of why we didn't go to various kitchen studios. However, time is only one factor. The second factor is money because we are not like that kitchen obsessedthat we want to spend five-digit amounts on it. From this point of view, ordering the kitchen equipment online seemed very helpful in saving time and money.
My wife went to that through an acquaintance Online shipping Baur who, in addition to many other products, also supplies kitchen furniture. The range includes a kitchen line made of softwood, which we liked both visually and in terms of price. Since we want to paint the furniture anyway, the "pine, oiled" version is the right choice for us. According to some customers, the wood is only slightly oiled, so painting after a short sanding should not be a problem.
I wrote to Baur's customer service to make sure that there isn't some exception to the 20% new customer discount or whether kitchen furniture is excluded. But this is not the case, the answer from customer service came less than 24 hours later:
Of course, you will also receive our new customer discount of 20% on our kitchen furniture.
With that we could theoretically order the furniture, but unfortunately we had to order a base cabinet from Neckermann-Versand because it was no longer in stock at Baur. At Neckermann there is "only" a 15% discount for new customers or with a voucher, but this did not mean a great loss in price.
Even if I usually find it difficult to order these products online for clothes and furniture, in this special case you can give the green light - ultimately also due to the good experience of our friends. You don't get help with kitchen planning, as is the case with a kitchen studio, but with a little paper, pencil and weight you can also achieve your goal. In addition, ordering kitchens online is inexpensive in terms of price.
As soon as our kitchen is up and the house looks less like a construction site, I'll add a few more photos here.
Finally, here are the references to the "Alby" and "Oslo" kitchen lines from the "Home affaire" brand Baur, Neckermann, and Otto. In terms of price, none of them give themselves much, but those who are not yet a Baur customer benefit from the 20% new customer discount (valid until August 27.8.2020, XNUMX). If individual parts are not available, it may be helpful that the other mail-order companies are also mentioned.
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.