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    building own wardrobe for bedroom
    • #1
    • 27th Dec 07, 10:21 PM
    building own wardrobe for bedroom 27th Dec 07 at 10:21 PM
    hi all

    Im considering buiding my own wardrobe for my bedroom... we have a great long wall will a chimmeny breast in the middle... im thinking about building some shelves on either side of the breast and sticking some doors on the front......seeing as im using the space on either side of the chimnney breast alot of the work is already done. I just need put some shelves up and some doors... but still wonder if anyone has done it and if they can reccomend any good websites that show you how to set about it.

    cheers
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    • vansboy
    • By vansboy 28th Dec 07, 1:57 PM
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    • 28th Dec 07, 1:57 PM
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    • 28th Dec 07, 1:57 PM
    What about the sliding mirror door kits?

    Thats what we've done, in last house & here & will in the new place.

    You don't need them to be all 'mirror' if you don't want, as there are lots of finish options.

    You only buy doors, track sets & then build whatever you want inside. You will need to in-fill the top, to make the correct height, usually.

    B&Q have their own, but the Stanley range are often on offer in Focus & Homebase

    VB
  • OddjobKIA
    • #3
    • 28th Dec 07, 2:05 PM
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    • 28th Dec 07, 2:05 PM
    try this book

    how to store just about anything

    by albert jackson & david day

    isbn 0-00-412653-x
    THE SHABBY SHABBY FOUNDER
  • ormus
    • #4
    • 28th Dec 07, 2:34 PM
    • #4
    • 28th Dec 07, 2:34 PM
    either a sliding mirror kit.
    or ikea range of wardrobes. mix and match sizes to get the space filled as best you can. then get matching panels to cover up any gaps at the side.

    buying cheap wardrobes in the sales is often cheaper than buying the wood req to make you own. the big asda stores do very cheap furniture. also BQ etc...
    Get some gorm.
  • keyboard
    • #5
    • 28th Dec 07, 3:14 PM
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    • 28th Dec 07, 3:14 PM
    many thanks for all your replies.....and thanks for the heads up about the sliding door kit,,,,,, sounds like investigating......

    cheers all
  • rosieben
    • #6
    • 28th Dec 07, 3:23 PM
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    • 28th Dec 07, 3:23 PM
    I did this many years ago - used chrome towel railing and end fittings to make a hanging rail, I put a central support too as it was a fairly long run, and then fitted shelves above. I didnt bother with doors as I was really hard up - just hung floor length curtains which I already had in the airing cupboard so was quite cheap for me. I would have loved to afford the mirrored door kit though!

    Its great diy-ing a wardrobe because you can put the storage exactly where you want it. Before you sit down to plan this (you are going to plan it of course? ) think about what you need to store - lots of hat boxes? lots of shoes? lots of folded things? and plan your shelving and rail accordingly.
    ... don't throw the string away. You always need string!

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    • vansboy
    • By vansboy 28th Dec 07, 3:56 PM
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    • #7
    • 28th Dec 07, 3:56 PM
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    • 28th Dec 07, 3:56 PM
    think about what you need to store - lots of shoes?
    Originally posted by rosieben
    Rosieben has been around to our house, it sounds like!!

    VB
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