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Fraai, Fraai, Fraai…

Like the Dutch word “Fraai”.

It describes, alongside other things, beauty and aesthetics, which is also reflected in various shapes and colors in our furniture. The Fraai style is a harmonious blend of Scandinavian elegance and the rustic charm of Berlin – a perfectly imperfect combination. Experience the “Fraai” lifestyle with custom-made solid wood furniture designed to your individual preferences and dimensions.

With Fraai, there are no limits to your imagination. Whether size, shape, color or material, customize every detail. We love to work with the wonderful combination of vibrant raw steel, rusted iron or colorful powder coating. Combined with old oak, ash, birch or lumber – a dream come true. The interplay of these materials is what gives our furniture its unique character.

The origin ofOUR WOOD

Storms & old age

Our custom-made solid wood furniture is made from high-quality solid wood. Since the grain and coloring of each plank is completely defined by our favorite designer, nature, each piece of furniture is absolutely unique. The old wood we use comes exclusively from sanitary felling, i.e. trees that have been damaged by storms or have died of old age.

The naturalness of each piece of furniture is emphasized by the unmistakable structure of the wood. On request, the surface can be pigmented to suit your personal and individual preferences. In this way, we not only create furniture, but timeless works of art that emphasize the authenticity and uniqueness of each piece.

the many reasons we love OLD OAK

Charming cracks, knots and abandoned wormholes – it’s the unique texture of the wood that gives old oak its charisma and cozy vibes. Old oak has richer patterns and is slightly darker compared to its younger counterparts, yet it is just as robust and sturdy as new oak.

  • very durable & resistant
  • rich patterns with cracks, knots and wormholes
  • darker, warm color
  • low maintenance effort
  • best protected with colorless natural oil
You can read more about the woods we use in our FAQs section!

the many reasons we love RAW STEEL

Raw steel has become essential for industrial style, making it both modern and timeless. Its slightly worn-in look and visible welts, raw steel looks amazing and not only in a Berlin loft. The raw steel frames of our furniture are lacquered to prevent corrosion and scratches.

  • worn-in look
  • unique texture with visible welds
  • lacquered surface protected from corrosion and staining
You can read more about our metal frames in our FAQs section!

The FraaiFurnitureEssentials

Loving your furniture

Your solid wood furniture is not only robust and sustainable, but also radiates timeless beauty. Despite its resilience, regular care is essential to preserve its natural beauty. With a little care & love, you can maintain their functionality and beautiful appearance for many years to come.

Oil

Why is oiling or waxing your furniture important?

Mindestens einmal im Jahr eine Öl- oder Wachsschicht aufzutragen, ist unerlässlich, um das Holz zu revitalisieren und deine Möbel in gutem Zustand zu halten. Wir verwenden vorzugsweise natürliches Öl. Der unsichtbare Wächter – im Gegensatz zu Lack dringt Öl in das Holz ein und lässt es weniger Flüssigkeit aufnehmen, was die Gefahr von Wasser- und sogar Rotweinflecken auf den Möbeln verringert.

Why is oiling or waxing your furniture important?

Mindestens einmal im Jahr eine Öl- oder Wachsschicht aufzutragen, ist unerlässlich, um das Holz zu revitalisieren und deine Möbel in gutem Zustand zu halten. Wir verwenden vorzugsweise natürliches Öl. Der unsichtbare Wächter – im Gegensatz zu Lack dringt Öl in das Holz ein und lässt es weniger Flüssigkeit aufnehmen, was die Gefahr von Wasser- und sogar Rotweinflecken auf den Möbeln verringert.

Clean

How to clean your furniture?

Damit deine Möbel ein langes und glückliches Leben haben, ist es wichtig, alle Holzoberflächen sauber zu halten. Um Staub oder Krümel zu entfernen, kannst du ein trockenes oder leicht feuchtes Tuch verwenden. Wenn etwas auf dem Holz verschüttet wird, ist das kein Problem. Einfach die Oberfläche mit einem sauberen, trockenen Tuch abtupfen.

How to clean your furniture?

Damit deine Möbel ein langes und glückliches Leben haben, ist es wichtig, alle Holzoberflächen sauber zu halten. Um Staub oder Krümel zu entfernen, kannst du ein trockenes oder leicht feuchtes Tuch verwenden. Wenn etwas auf dem Holz verschüttet wird, ist das kein Problem. Einfach die Oberfläche mit einem sauberen, trockenen Tuch abtupfen.

Protect

How to protect your furniture?

Es gibt ein paar Kleinigkeiten, die du beachten kannst, um dein Fraai-Stück während seiner gesamten Lebensdauer so schön und makellos wie möglich zu halten.

  • Eine Luftfeuchtigkeit zwischen 50 und 60 % ist ideal für das Holz und verringert die Gefahr von Rissen, die durch Schrumpfung entstehen.
  • Vermeide direkte Sonneneinstrahlung, da das Holz durch die UV-Strahlung ausbleichen oder sich verfärben kann.
  • Wenn du es bis zu diesem Punkt geschafft hast, gibt es wahrscheinlich nichts mehr zu sagen, aber trotzdem, bitte, benutze Untersetzer, wann immer du kannst

How to protect your furniture?

Es gibt ein paar Kleinigkeiten, die du beachten kannst, um dein Fraai-Stück während seiner gesamten Lebensdauer so schön und makellos wie möglich zu halten.

  • Eine Luftfeuchtigkeit zwischen 50 und 60 % ist ideal für das Holz und verringert die Gefahr von Rissen, die durch Schrumpfung entstehen.
  • Vermeide direkte Sonneneinstrahlung, da das Holz durch die UV-Strahlung ausbleichen oder sich verfärben kann.
  • Wenn du es bis zu diesem Punkt geschafft hast, gibt es wahrscheinlich nichts mehr zu sagen, aber trotzdem, bitte, benutze Untersetzer, wann immer du kannst

Read more about some handy tips and tricks in the FAQs section!
Is it simple to take Fraai furniture apart and put back together?

Tables, shelves, beds, and most closets can be easily taken apart using a basic drill whenever necessary. However, our dressers, sideboards, nightstands, and other furniture delivered as a single piece should remain undisturbed, even during transportation. Feel free to share any specific preferences or special requests!

Can I personally pick up my Fraai furniture?

Absolutely! You’re welcome to pick up your furniture at our Berlin workshop, although scheduling an appointment with Albert beforehand is necessary.

I missed the delivery. What to do next?

In all cases, the time of delivery is set in advance, within a two hour window. We also call you on the day of delivery to confirm everything. If we can’t reach you or you don’t show at all, we’ll try to schedule a new delivery date. Sadly, in this case, you need to pay again for the shipping.

I ordered more than one piece of furniture. Do I need to pay extra for shipping?

No. It doesn’t matter if you’ve bought a single nightstand or five tables, as long as all of them go to the same address, we won’t charge you extra for shipping.

Who delivers my furniture?

We do. Seriously. FraaiFurnitures’s very best strongmen are making sure that everything goes smoothly from the moment your furniture leaves the workshop until it reaches its new home.

Do the drawers beneath the bed slide along rails?

Our under-bed storage drawers use individual wheels for movement instead of sliding systems. But if you like, we can let it slide on rails !

Do you offer larger sizes as well?

We don’t believe in “your size doesn’t exist.” We customize the wood to your specifications. Whether you have a big family, a basketball team, or you just love sprawling out, we’ll craft a personalized bed landscape that suits your unique requirements.

Do you also offer bed slats and mattresses?

Yes. We distribute mattresses, bed slats, and spring boxes from the German manufacturer Riposana. You can purchase these items separately from our webshop here. Kindly note that our bed prices do not include bed slats or mattresses.

Can I select the color of the metal components for my bed?

Absolutely! You have the option to select from a variety of RAL colors for the metal frames of our furniture.

Is additional support necessary for a double bed slat setup?

Each of our double bed frames comes with central support to ensure stability, even when using two separate standard or rolling bed slats.

How much space should I leave for my mattresses?

Don’t worry, you don’t have to think about this. We give the bed a few mm extra… With this, any mattress will fit.

Will my bed slat fit in my new Fraai bed?

In 99% of the cases, yes. The standard insertion depth for bed slats is 16 cm, but we can build your bed in a way so that it will fit any other sizes as well.

Will the screws holding together my bed be visible from the outside?

Only if you want to. We love the rustic looks of displayed screw heads, but we can also build any of our furniture in a way so that any joints and screw heads would remain hidden.

Will my solid wood bed squeak?

Although the wood still breathes, we design our furniture to be not only rock-steady, but completely silent under any circumstances.

Am I able to select specific pieces of wood used for my furniture?

The inherent beauty of nature brings unique designs. Yet, it’s impossible to foresee the patterns, cracks, or the number of knot-and wormholes in old wood, as each piece possesses its own natural character. If you desire a specific look for your furniture, we can modify the wood’s color using appropriate treatments.

How can I take care of my furniture?

Air humidity kept between 50% and 60% is ideal for the wood and minimizes the chances of developing cracks caused by shrinking. Also, avoid direct sunlight as wood can fade or discolor as a result of UV radiation.

Applying a layer of oil or wax at least once a year is essential to revitalize wood and keep your furniture in good shape..

How durable are the finishes on your furniture?

Fraai furniture is designed and built for life. All the metal surfaces are lacquered while wooden planks are sealed with natural oil to make them both durable and good looking. We recommend applying a new layer of oil or wax on the furniture at least once a year to keep the wood protected.

I discovered a crack in the wood. What can I do?

Cracks and knotholes are natural parts of wood and we love them. Old wood can also develop surface cracks over time, which give the furniture more and more character as it ages. However, if you aren’t satisfied with the looks of them, we are happy to send you a special wood filler kit free of charge and tell you how you can make them disappear forever.

Wormholes in my wood - should I be concerned?

Absolutely not. The abandoned wormholes are perfectly natural, adding a good deal of beautiful character to our old woods, some of which are over hundred years old.

Is it possible to have the frame of my table painted in a different color?

Absolutely! All the metal components of our furniture can be painted in any RAL color of your preference.

What measures can I take to prevent the legs of my table from scratching the floor?

We’ve got you covered! Our furniture comes equipped with felt on the legs, ensuring smooth movement without causing any damage to your floors as you rearrange them throughout the day!

How do I determine the perfect dimensions for my table?

The general rule of thumb is to allow 75 cm of space for every person gathered around your table.

How much overhang do the tabletops have?

Unless you order otherwise, all of our tables – except the ones with splayed legs – come with an overhang of 5 cm.

How tall are the Fraai tables?

The standard height of our tables is 77 cm, unless you request otherwise.

What sizes are available?

Any size, seriously. We are building each and every piece of furniture individually to match the exact needs of its future owner. We can do smaller, bigger, longer, shorter, taller, thinner or thicker – it’s all up to you. So if you like a model, but you’d need it in a special size, we’d love to hear from you!

What’s the usual thickness of the tabletops?

Most of our tabletops have a thickness of 4 cm, but this can of course be customized to match your needs.

Will I trip over the legs of my table?

No. For safety reasons, our splay-legged tables have been designed in a way that the outermost point of the table’s metal structure is always flush with the top.

Is there an additional charge for custom or individual designs?

FraaiFurniture = personalizable furniture. As such, we don’t apply additional fees for special requests; the only extra charges would be for the additional materials required.

Do you offer spare parts for sale?

Yes, we do! If you happen to have the tabletop of your dreams but need one of our bases to turn it into a standout piece, let us know what you’re looking for, and we’ll work on creating the perfect match for you.

How long does the Fraai warranty last?

The statutory warranty of two years is of course standard. But even after that, we are always approachable and will find a solution to any problem.

I damaged my Fraai furniture. Where can I get it fixed?

First of all, don’t panic. The great thing about solid wood is that there is always a way to repair it. Send us some high resolution photos of the damage. We will do everything we can to make your beloved Fraai piece as good as new again!

Is there a discount for returning customers?

There is only one way to find out!

Where can I go and check out Fraai furniture in person?

You are always welcome to drop by for a visit at our atelier in Berlin (Genslerstr. 13, 13055 Berlin). We make excellent coffee!

Do you offer epoxy filling services for sideboards as well?

Of course! While we prefer to honor the natural characteristics of wood, epoxy can be applied to any wooden surfaces to fill knot holes and cracks. Additionally, we provide the option to seal your furniture with lacquer if desired.

Is it possible to get special handles installed instead of the ones the sideboard comes with?

Absolutely. Send us what you had in mind and our carpenter will make sure that it fits your new furniture flawlessly.

Is it possible to have individually sized drawers and storage units for my commode?

Yes, it is. Our dressers, commodes and other storage units can be personalized down to the tiniest detail.

Should I secure my new shelves to the wall?

Fraai shelves are very stable, but with small kids around, it’s always good to be on the safe side. We do recommend securing shelves that are rather tall directly to the wall with angle brackets.

What is the standard distance between two shelves?

We don’t have standard sizing for shelves. When ordering, feel free to send us a drawing of what you had in mind. A simple hand-drawn plan sometimes tells more than a thousand words!

Will my large commode be delivered fully assembled?

Yes, we ship most of our drawers, sideboards, dressers and commodes preassembled and in one piece. Please, let us know if this could lead to any problems during the delivery.