Cost savings in self-construction
If you look at tailor-made fronts and their prices at the time of purchase, it turns out that a solid real wood front in about 4 m² size already costs about 2,000 EUR.
If one compares, for example, with glued-wood panels made of spruce, which also have a very decorative and rustic look, the price is around 15 EUR per m² to 20 EUR per m².
In the example above, the total price (including 20% offsets) would be around 80 - 100 EUR compared to 2,000 EUR. Add to this the cost of treating the wood and the cost of handles. At IKEA you can count on decorative handles from about 4 EUR per piece.
The price savings in a complete kitchen would be a bit lower, as here the fronts are often expected to be much lower prices.
Possibility of DIY
In principle, it is difficult to buy a new kitchen without fronts. But if you want to replace the fronts of your old kitchen, DIY is quite an issue. The starting material is relatively inexpensive to obtain, and simple fronts can also be produced by oneself. The dimensions are already completely predetermined by the old front of the kitchen.
Difficulty in production
Technically, the production of fronts made of glued wood or solid wood requires little effort. All you have to do is
cut the front parts to size
- make or cut holes in the pot straps
- adjust the edges passend treat and protect the inside and outside of the wood and
- attach the handles
- who have some experience with joinery does not have any technical difficulties here. The required work is fairly straightforward and can be done well with simple tools.
- Tips & Tricks You can even have the blanks and hinge fasteners made at the DIY store for a surcharge. This usually means only a small additional cost and brings you very precise blanks.