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DIY store in Warsaw


coventrywarsaw 3 | 3  
6 Sep 2009 /  #1
I recently drove past what looked like a big orange B&Q store on the way to Janki. Does anyone know the name of this store and what it is?

As we have recently moved to Warsaw we are in the process of doing up our flat and are looking for places with good value furniture, pictures, rugs etc.
rkb 1 | 16  
6 Sep 2009 /  #2
I'm pretty sure the big orange shops are Obi which is more of a garden related place.

You could try:
Castorama just off Aleje Jerozolimskie, past Blue City.
Ikea in Janki or Marki.
Praktiker - have a few locations, I normally see the one in Marki but google maps shows more.
Leroy Merlin - only ever been to the one in Arkadia
yorkssteve - | 6  
6 Sep 2009 /  #3
Obi's not more garden-oriented - it's got just as much in the way of building materials and DIY products as they have in Praktiker and Castorama...
OP coventrywarsaw 3 | 3  
7 Sep 2009 /  #4
Thanks for advice. tried finding castorama tonight but gave up with the traffic system to get off the main road! Only a week into this driving malarky, have a feeling it will take some time!
rkb 1 | 16  
8 Sep 2009 /  #5
@ yorkssteve

I stand corrected. I'll be honest, hold my hands up & admit I've never been into Obi so was basing it more on adverts I've seen on tv which always seem to be for gardening stuff.

Unfortunately the only one I know seems to be in no mans land on the way to Marki. Leroy Merlin in Arkadia is very close to me, the Castorama I go to is next to Makro which is great & Marki has a few shops so I've never made the effort to specially go to Obi - will have to check it out some time.
BevK 11 | 248  
8 Sep 2009 /  #6
Just go to Arkadia to Leroy Merlin - there are other branches of it but you'll like Arkadia - lemme know if you want to go, I am sort of on the way up there anyway :)

Marki is well worth the journey, not that far and you can go to Piotr i PaweĊ‚ supermarket which has a FEW interesting bits and pieces above the usual stuff.

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