Measurement & Planning

Clever tips for the perfect measure

In advance of your furniture configuration, you should measure the place in your living space where your furniture will be placed, so that you can adjust it to it. On this page you will get tips on measuring & planning to find exactly the right size for your new unique piece of furniture from .

In addition to the general tips that apply to any type of furniture, you'll also find tips for specific furniture.


Especially in old buildings there are often unevennesses in the floor, sloping or even humped walls and ceilings. Therefore, always measure the height and width in 3 places and choose the smallest dimension in each case.

Tip: To determine unevenness you can take a spirit level or a taut string to help you.

So that your new unique piece of furniture can be assembled without any problems, we recommend you to plan at least 3 cm distance from the furniture to the ceiling or roof slope.

Always plan a buffer of 1 cm on each side for niche and built-in furniture, to guarantee a problem-free assembly. Here, too, measure the width of the niche necessarily in 3 places, so bottom in the middle and top.

If you have baseboards, measure their height and depth as well and enter them in the 3D configurator under Dimensions: Baseboard/Floor.

Consider objects such as light switches, sockets or other installations on the wall, for optimal positioning of the shelves.

Please note for doors and flaps that there can be two different hinges. For doors, make sure that the door opening is not placed in the direction of a corner or wall. In the case of flaps, it is advisable to open the flap downwards in the case of low flaps and upwards in the case of high flaps. This way you can open the door or flap easily and make ideal use of the compartment behind it.

TV furniture

Make sure to allow enough space for your TV and TV equipment all around. For large TV furniture, please make sure that the shelf for the TV is wide enough so that the lateral verticals do not restrict the field of vision.

Tip: It happens that behind the devices plugs stand out, plan in the case 4 - 5 cm more in depth.

Always include an additional buffer of 1 cm in height and width between the device and the inner compartment for your media devices. In this way, you can ensure the necessary minimum distance for ventilation of your valuable devices. If necessary, follow the recommendations of the device manufacturer regarding the necessary spacing dimensions.

In order to plan your perfect unique piece of TV furniture, we recommend that you make a plan of your device connections. It is important that you keep in mind the position of the sockets and the cable length of your devices, so that you can ideally plan the necessary position of the cable cutouts in the furniture. In the case of wall-mounted TVs, it is also important to ensure that the distance between the furniture and the TV is harmonious, or to take into account the space for a surface-mounted soundbar.


Think in advance how many people should sit at your table. Calculate 50 - 70 cm of seating space per person.

When choosing the table height, make sure to leave enough space for your legs. We recommend a distance of about 30 cm between the seat height and the table top.

Desks: A height of 72 cm is the standard dimension. However, you can also realize other heights with us. Make sure that you add about 30 cm to the seat height to have enough legroom.

Corner shelves

Especially for old buildings we always recommend to measure the corner angle, to ensure a perfect fit of the furniture. Depending on the situation, our design team can within the scope of the design service our design team can also adjust your furniture for deviating angles.

If you are planning a corner shelf with different heights on the left and right, then think in advance which leg will be the higher. This leg must go all the way to the corner. If necessary, you must first mirror the design in the configurator.

Watch out for baseboards that could block the continuous leg. The vertical of the leg should be as far from the wall as the baseboard is wide.


Simply get in touch with us using the following contact options. We look forward to your request and will be happy to help you further.

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S. K.
Very nice and quick contact with questions, individual advice, delivery to the living room without leaving much waste, assembly for two well doable, quality top and just beautiful! We are very satisfied.
Christa M.
We have ordered 2 pieces of furniture so far (shelf for office and chest of drawers for room with sloping roof) and are totally thrilled both times. Everything worked out: friendly, telephone support with the design, good service of the carpentry, delivery date and assembly were accurate and the quality or the appearance of the furniture we are happy every day.
Karin H.
I am really super satisfied with the shelf. The special shape and excellent quality make it a gem. The executing carpentry has done a great job. No long waiting time and the delivery was carefully packed and delivered to the apartment. Highly recommended!
Renate G.
A beautiful unique piece, very well finished, super friendly, fast and competent communication between the team as well as the carpentry, highly recommended We are very happy with our new piece of furniture and have already received several compliments from friends and family.
Cordula S.
The contact to formbar was super, any time I was informed about the exact state of production, delivery, etc. The carpentry H. from Diekholzen has done a super job, the communication was also there best, the commissioning of the assembly for such large parts is recommended. The furniture is much better to look at live than in the photos.