living theFRAAI-STYLE

The Dutch word ‘Fraai’ stands for all things fine and beautiful in life. Beauty comes in many shapes, forms and colors. Our Fraai-style is all about the imperfect perfections, merging Scandinavian vibes with Berlin’s inimitable charm.

Set your imagination Fraai, as you can customize each and every one of our solid wood furniture down to the tiniest detail. If you fell in love with something that you saw, but you’d need it in a different size, in a different finish or made out of a different wood, it’s good to keep in mind that at Fraai almost everything is possible.

WhereOUR WOODcomes from

We build furniture that comes with personality and that is meant to last for generations. This is why each of our products is handmade and also the reason why we use solid wood from Europe only of the highest quality.

Our oak, ash and birch are almost exclusively coming from sanitary felling or once have been so called wind wood, wood that’s been damaged by a storm, affected by pests or died of old age. All of our wood comes from European forests and is especially selected in the sawmill for Fraai Berlin.

what kind ofWOOD suits you ?

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!

choosing the perfectMETAL FRAME

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!

Good to know: Dining tables

  • The size of your dining table
    Size does matter! Or doesn’t it? From our experience, the most annoying thing is when you realize that the table that looked so tiny in the furniture store suddenly takes up half of the living room. Think about how many people you want to seat at your new solid wood table (calculate about 75cm per seat). Maybe you don’t need 10 seats in everyday life and decide for one or two extensions, which you can quickly attach as soon as the extended family rides in. We recommend masking off the table once at the desired location with masking tape, including(!) the chairs. Is there enough room to move the chairs back and do the dimensions fit the proportions of the room? – If so, you have found the perfect measurement for you.
  • Height of your table
    You’ve found the perfect length and width by taping it off, but what about the height? Most chairs have a seat height of 45cm. Of course, sitting comfortably depends on your individual height. Nevertheless, on average, we can say that a height of 74 and 78 centimeters is considered “standard”. Of course we don’t have any standards, we build your table as high as you like. After all, basketball players should also feel comfortable at our solid wood tables.

Good to know: Beds

  • The all-rounder
    A bed isn’t just a bed – it’s often a place to relax, a playground, a movie theater, a restaurant and an office all at once. So finding the right size for all your needs is crucial. What kind of space do you have available? Note that the mattress measurement is not the outside measurement of your solid wood bed. Also think about electrical outlets, light switches, opening doors, sloping ceilings and windows.
  • Comfortable
    The design and size of your handmade solid wood bed are chosen, but what about the inside, which should be instrumental in ensuring comfort, a good night’s sleep, and perfect back and neck support. “Cobbler, stick to your last!” We ourselves are solid wood and metal professionals – so we do not build slatted frames and mattresses ourselves. But we have of course landed the best German partners, for unparalleled sleeping comfort.
  • Riposana
    Fraai Berlin is the official distributor of the German premium mattress and slatted frame manufacturer Riposana. Whether it’s a cold foam, 7-zone barrel pocket spring or latex mattress – with Riposana, you’ll bed down in pure luxury.
  • Creed
    Imagine the comfort of a box spring bed the size of a slatted frame! Like sleeping in a luxury hotel, without the huge fabric towers. Only the innovative Double Spring Box from the German brand Creed can do that, turning the mattress into a supporting actor. This clever invention is unique and winner of the reddot and German Innovation Awards. Weight increase or loss, pregnancy or age – your personal needs change.No matter what story life writes, the Double Spring Box tackles every change with its special adjustment options.
  • Delivery
    Of course, you can order everything through us, saving on delivery costs and ensuring your custom bed arrives at the same time as your mattress and slatted frame.

you already ownFraai furniture?

Loving your furniture

We design and build every Fraai piece to be your partner in crime for life, even being passed on to generations. They can endure a lot, but that doesn’t mean they won’t appreciate getting some love & care for themselves every now and then.

Oil

Why is oiling or waxing your furniture important?

Applying a layer of oil or wax at least once a year is essential to revitalize wood and keep your furniture in good shape. We prefer to use natural oil. The invisible guardian – unlike lacquer, oil penetrates into the wood, letting it absorb less liquid thus lowering the chance of water, even red wine staining the furniture.

Why is oiling or waxing your furniture important?

Applying a layer of oil or wax at least once a year is essential to revitalize wood and keep your furniture in good shape. We prefer to use natural oil. The invisible guardian – unlike lacquer, oil penetrates into the wood, letting it absorb less liquid thus lowering the chance of water, even red wine staining the furniture.

Clean

How to clean your furniture?

Keeping all wooden surfaces clean are essential for your furniture to have a long and happy life. For removing dust or crumbs, you can use a dry or slightly damp cloth. If something gets spilled on the wood, don’t worry it’s protected, just pat the surface with a clean, dry cloth.

How to clean your furniture?

Keeping all wooden surfaces clean are essential for your furniture to have a long and happy life. For removing dust or crumbs, you can use a dry or slightly damp cloth. If something gets spilled on the wood, don’t worry it’s protected, just pat the surface with a clean, dry cloth.

Protect

How to protect your furniture?

There are a few little things that you can pay attention to in order to keep your Fraai piece as nice and pristine as possible throughout its whole life.

  • Air humidity kept between 50% and 60% is ideal for the wood to work and minimizes the chances of developing cracks caused by shrinking.
  • Avoid direct sunlight as wood can fade or discolor as a result of UV radiation.
  • If you made it to this point, there is probably no need to say, but still, please, use coasters whenever you can

How to protect your furniture?

There are a few little things that you can pay attention to in order to keep your Fraai piece as nice and pristine as possible throughout its whole life.

  • Air humidity kept between 50% and 60% is ideal for the wood to work and minimizes the chances of developing cracks caused by shrinking.
  • Avoid direct sunlight as wood can fade or discolor as a result of UV radiation.
  • If you made it to this point, there is probably no need to say, but still, please, use coasters whenever you can

Read more about some handy tips and tricks in the FAQs section!
Are Fraai furniture easy to disassemble and reassemble?

Tables, shelves, beds and closets can be easily disassembled whenever it’s needed with the help of a simple screwdriver. However, our dressers, sideboards, nightstands and any other furniture that we deliver in one piece should remain unbothered even when you need to transport them. Let us know if you have any special wishes!

Can I pick up my Fraai furniture myself?

Yes, you can. Pickups are possible at our workshop in Berlin, but you’d need to make an appointment with Albert beforehand.

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. FraaiBerlin’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.

Are the under-bed storage drawers sliding on rails?

No. Instead of sliding systems, our storage drawers are rolling on individual wheels.

Are there also oversizes?

There’s no such thing as “your size doesn’t exist“. We cut the wood where you want it. Whether you have a large family, a basketball team or you are a master of rolling around – we will create a bed landscape for you that is tailored to your individual needs.

Are you selling bed slats and mattresses as well?

Yes. We’re distributing the mattresses, bed slats and spring boxes of the German manufacturersRiposana andCreed that you can buyhere separately in our webshop. Please note that neither bed slats nor mattresses are included in the prices of our beds.

Can I choose the color of the metal parts of my bed?

Of course you can. Our furniture’s metal structures are available in all RAL-colors.

Do I need any extra support for a double bed slat-setup?

All our double bed frames are equipped with central support to make sure that your bed remains stable even when you load it with two separate standard or rolling bed slats.

How much space should I leave for my mattresses?

We recommend leaving a 5-15 cm gap between the mattress and the bed frame. That way, the mattress will fit tight while having enough space to move around without rubbing against the frame.

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.

Can I choose the exact pieces of wood for my furniture?

Nature gives us the best designs. However, it is quite impossible to predict what patterns, cracks, how many knot-and wormholes old wood comes with as every piece has got its own character by nature. If you would like your furniture to have a certain appearance, we can change the color of the wood with the right kind of treatment.

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.

Can the frame of my table be painted a different color?

Absolutely. All of our furniture’s metal parts are available in any RAL-color of your choice.

How can I avoid the legs of my table scratching the floor?

Say no more. We put felt on the legs of our furniture so you can move them around smoothly all day long, without damaging anything!

How can I calculate the ideal size of 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.

Do you charge more for individual designs?

FraaiBerlin = personalizable furniture. Therefore we do not charge extra for special requests, only for the extra material that’s going to be used.

Do you sell spare parts?

Yes, we do. Do you have the tabletop of your dreams lying around and you would need one of our bases to transform it into a true eyecatcher? Tell us what you are after and we will find a solution to build it 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 showroom in Berlin (Living Berlin, 2nd floor, Kantstrasse 17, 10623 Berlin). We make excellent coffee!

Do you do epoxy filling on sideboards too?

Of course. Although we prefer to let nature take its course, epoxy can be used on any wooden surfaces to fill up knot holes and cracks. Sealing your furniture with lacquer is also an option that we offer.

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.