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We’ve used our technology to make ordering custom size cabinets and wardrobes over the Internet as quick and easy as possible.

When you design your cabinets online at www.diywardrobes.co.uk we do all the work to drive computer controlled cutting machinery to give you exactly what you asked for to within a 0.1mm accuracy. Our aim is to give you a comprehensive set of parts to build your cabinets with confidence and pleasure!

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Bedroom cabinets in Winchester Oak H1381 ST12

James in County Durham designed and fitted these cabinets in Winchester Oak. James happens to be in the trade himself as his day job is fitting kitchens.

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‘Mussel’ MFC walk-in wardrobe

This walk-in wardrobe had to fit in a confined space with a low ceiling, in a London top floor flat. There are plenty of hanging rails, as well as some higher shelving and drawers at the bottom.

Walk-in wardrobe (scribe pieces to be added later)


When a walk-in wardrobe without doors is the design aim, we recommend that the drawers are inset, to give clean cabinet carcass lines, as in this case.
The scribe pieces are yet to be fitted.
Material used: Egger’s Mussel (U100)

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Dust Grey MFC corner unit with sliding doors

This project required an unusual design to fit in an Oxfordshire cottage. Using diywardrobes.co.uk Mike designed a corner unit with sliding doors.
Material used: Egger’s Dust Grey (U732) MFC

Dust Grey corner unit with sliding doors


The project consists of 3 separate cabinets. The corner unit with doors houses a curved 30x15mm plated steel hanging rail for shirts and other short items that require hanging. The cabinets left and right of the corner unit hide shelves and drawers behind the sliding doors.

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White bedroom units with mirrored sliding doors for a teenager

This floor to ceiling design for a teenager’s bedroom comprises of two main units.
A stand alone unit, which consists of a small cabinet with doors, shelving, hanging space, a Monitor shelf, as well as a pull out desk.

During the build

And a built-in alcove unit with open shelving to house books, memorabilia as well as a TV.

Awaiting mirrored sliding doors

The stand alone unit is finished off with floor-to-ceiling mirrored sliding doors, which cleverly hide what’s behind and give the illusion of increased space.

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Tall bedroom unit in Aragon Oak

This project from Brian in Bristol shows the difference a good scribing-in job can do.

The unit comprises three separate cabinets that are stacked together. Brian made the units 100mm less wide than the available space and then we supplied 70mm wide scribe pieces to fit down each side and along the top.

The end result is a perfectly flush finish independent of any variation in wall trueness

Tall unit  in Aragon Oak without scribes

Tall unit in Aragon Oak without scribes

Tall unit  in Aragon Oak with scribes

Tall unit in Aragon Oak with scribes

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Birch Ply chest of drawers

BIrch Ply chest of drawers

BIrch Ply chest of drawers

BIrch Ply chest of drawers - open

BIrch Ply chest of drawers – open

Birch Ply is a popular material choice and it is used to good effect in this design by Simon in Ilkley:

– inset drawer faces so that the laminations of the Birch Ply on the carcass edges can be seen
– routed finger pull details mean no further handle is required
– full extension drawer runners ensure that drawer contents can be accessed easily – no bending down needed to see what is at the back of the drawer!
– 12mm thick drawer boxes and 18mm thick carcass make this chest of drawers incredibly strong

Birch Ply drawer - routed handle detail

Birch Ply drawer – routed handle detail

Note that this unit was designed to integrate into a wall unit so rather than a solid top ‘rails’ are used. We shipped it out with scribe pieces all the way round to enable a perfectly flush install.

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Building a walk in wardrobe video

A customer kindly sent in this time-lapse video showing how they installed their walk-in wardrobe.

Here is a screenshot of the design the customer did from the www.diywardrobes.co.uk website:

Walk-in wardrobe

Walk-in wardrobe

And here is the video of it being installed:

Time lapse of conversion of bedroom into walk-in wardrobe

As with any bespoke project 80% of the time is taken on 20% of the project and the rest flies!

There were two things to contend with:

– A socket cutout needed to be made in one of the units for a plug socket. Since the cabinet backs are made from 18mm thick material there is no risk of comprising the structural integrity. (If you know where socket cutouts are needed ahead of time we can cut these cost for you in the factory)

– When the customer measured up there was some skirting board unaccounted for which meant one of the cabinetry runs was 60mm too wide. The customer dealt with this be cutting the top/bottom/back of one of the cabinet and all was good.

It’s good to be prepared for the unforeseen but rest assured with our system there is always a solution! In this case the customer dealt with it in their stride but if need be we are always available to help with a solution.

 

 

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Walk-in Wardrobe in Walnut – Part II

You will have seen Richard’s fantastic design for a Walk-In Wardrobe earlier on in the DIY Wardrobes Information Center. The chosen material is Egger’s H3704 Tobacco Aida Walnut.

Now some pictures from the build as well as the final product!

Walk-In Wardrobe

 

Build in progress; View along walk-in wardrobe

Build in progress; View along walk-in wardrobe

Walk-In Wardrobe side view

Walk-In Wardrobe side view ‘Hers’

Walk-In Wardrobe shelves and drawer runners

Walk-In Wardrobe shelves and drawer runners

Open shelves

Open shelves

Shelves and drawer fronts

Hers

Walk-In wardrobe 'his'

His

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Built-in bedroom wardrobes – Pearl Grey ‘waveline finish’

George in Gloucestershire came up with the below built-in wardrobe design. For this he chose Egger’s U763 ST18 material Pearl Grey “waveline finish” with long and slender handles.

Built-in wardrobe

Almost there, scribe piece left to be attached

Waveline with edgebanding

Waveline with edgebanding

Waveline with edgebanding detail

Waveline with edgebanding (close-up)

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Walk-in Wardrobe in Walnut – Part I

Richard in Shropshire designed an impressive walk-in wardrobe.

This was a major project comprising over 3000Kg of material. The photo below shows just one part of it.

Part of a large walk-in wardrobe in Egger H3704 Tobacco Aida Walnut

Part of a large walk-in wardrobe in Egger H3704 Tobacco Aida Walnut

 

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