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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!
When you choose ‘paint semi-matt’ or ‘paint high gloss’ in the Cabinet Designer tool on our website we will spray your design in any colour you like. Two of the most popular colour ranges are Farrow & Ball and Fired Earth. We can also paint in any RAL colour. Just give us the paint name or RAL code and we’ll do the rest.
Here is an kitchen cabinet with Farrow & Ball ‘Cooks Blue’ frontages and a carcass in Egger W1000 Premium White.
Typically when you are looking for a painted finish we recommend paint for the frontages only and melamine for the carcasses. This combination gives you a hardwearing carcass and the colour to match your decor plus the economics are good.
Paint finishes are more labour intensive which is reflected in the costs. A semi-matt finish is relatively straightforward involving several coats with drying time in-between. High gloss is more intensive with a cutting back and polish process required between coats.
In both cases the finished result is extremely high quality.
Roz in Surrey designed this beautiful child’s bedroom with built-in storage under the bed in 18mm birch plywood.
Desk, wardrobe and bed with storage
There are 6 pull-out drawers under the bed with routed cutouts for handles. The end of the bed features a built-in wardrobe that follows the eaves of the ceiling.
Bed with custom U-shape
The side of the bed features a custom U-shaped piece for easy access to the bed. As part of your project we are happy to manufacture custom parts for particular spaces.
Useful shelves behind the head of the bed house books, cuddly toys and trinkets that a child might want at bedtime.
The desk space consists of a large box spanning the width of the wall under the window with the long base serving as the desk. The room floor is kept clear by fixing the desk to the walls.
Built-in shelves at the head of the bed
This project was featured in House Beautiful Magazine.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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 with scribes
BIrch Ply chest of drawers
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
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.
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:
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.
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!
Build in progress; View along walk-in wardrobe
Walk-In Wardrobe side view ‘Hers’
Walk-In Wardrobe shelves and drawer runners