Last Updated on November 14, 2021
EDITOR’S NOTE: Updated for 2021. Joshua also contributed to this post.
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Aldi has forayed into the furniture market in the past, selling writing desks, folding desks, shelving, and even chairs and futons. To the best of our knowledge, we don’t think Aldi has sold any type of wooden indoor-use cabinet before, so it was a pleasant surprise to see one in Aldi’s weekly ad in September of 2019.
The original cabinet was teal. The “teal cabinet,” as customers started calling it, proved so popular that Aldi brought it back in September of 2020. What’s more, in early 2021, Aldi also sold the accent cabinet in a more neutral white color, and in late 2021 Aldi sold a gray version.
What We Know:
The SOHL Furniture Accent Cabinet (Product Code: 58593) sold for $69.99 in 2019, 2020, and 2021, but sold for $10 more — $79.99 — in late 2021. Even with the increased price, this is far less than any accent cabinets we could find online, either on Amazon or on places like Target or Walmart. It’s an Aldi Find, which means that once it’s gone, it’s gone. Aldi does not ship them online.
Aldi has never sold all three colors at the same time, instead rotating through them.
All three colors are identical in terms of design and dimensions. They feature two glass-fronted doors criss-crossed with a wooden lattice. The exterior of each cabinet measures 31″ x 31.5″ x 13.7″ and the shelf measures 11″ D x 29″ W. It’s not large — less than waist height next to a typical adult — so it’s not going to have the storage capacity of a full-sized china cabinet or hutch. Still, it looks like a good option for storing a few pieces of serving ware, décor, or books. (I might be partial to using it for cookbook storage, if the shelves can handle that much weight.) I’ve also seen some Aldi fans put two cabinets side by side to create a stand for a flat-screen television.
The cabinets come with a warranty (it varies by cabinet, but typically 2 or 3 years), serviced by Fulfillment Services USA. We know this company well, as we had a drawn-out, generally lousy experience with them over our SOHL Furniture Writing Desk. We’ve found them to be unresponsive and hard to deal with (we had to enlist Aldi for help), so if you’re having problems with this cabinet, you may have to deal with them yourself.
What We Don’t Know:
While we know who services the warranty, we don’t know who makes the cabinet. Also, we don’t know how easily it assembles or how sturdy the finished product is, and we don’t know what the weight limit per shelf is.
Do you have experience with Aldi’s SOHL Furniture Accent Cabinet, either in the teal, white, or gray varieties? Share your thoughts in the comments.