Usually we make drawer boxes out of 12mm thick Birch Ply which makes for a robust drawer.
Sometimes for the look of a project we offer walnut veneer. This is a 0.5mm thick veneer bonded to 12mm thick MDF and sealed all round so you get the full Walnut look but with the stability of MDF. With a total thickness of 13mm, this material works with both Blum Standard 430 and Blum Movento drawer runners.
With this wardrobe project the customer wanted to use their own choice of feet. This essentially creates a free standing set of wardrobes but dimensioned to fit exactly in the alcove space. When undertaking something like this, ensure you leave enough space either side.
For handles we have drilled 35mm diameter holes to create finger pulls. The doors and drawer faces are inset in the carcass to highlight the laminations of the Birch Ply edges.
The mirror is bonded to the door with mirror adhesive.
You notice that the mirror is a tick smaller than the door so there are no sharp edges to catch.
If you are within the M25, we can arrange sourcing of the mirror as well as the bonding to the door.
If you’re further afield or you’d like to do the job yourself, bring your door into a local glazier for them to cut mirror glass to size. Either ask them to bond the mirror or acquire some mirror adhesive:
Here the client chose Cordoba Olive for the tall and deep floor to (sloping) ceiling cupboard. Tip-on modules on drawer units and doors create a clean look. The cupboard comprises of several large units.
The bottom part of the cupboard is divided between a large cupboard area with shelves behind 2 doors to the left. And 4 large tip-on drawers, with varying depth, getting bigger from top to bottom, large enough to hold big toys.
The upper part of the cupboard comprises of several shelving units behind tip-on doors, as well as a large cubby hole type space, large enough to hold a good sized TV screen.
The doors of the top cabinets are all hinged on the right. Hinging on the left would mean that the doors would hit the ceiling on being opened.
The top door near the wall features 155degree hinges, so to allow the doors to open wide, for easy access.
Bespoke fitted furniture is furniture made exactly for the space in which it is installed.
Made to fit a space means:
for floor to ceiling units the height is the exact floor to ceiling height (minus a space to make the fitting easier but then you will get an exact size filler piece for the gap)
for units under a sloping ceiling the angle is chosen to exactly match the sloping ceiling
the units have cutouts for the socket/pipes etc that may be in the room
choose any material you like
mix the materials as you please (different materials for doors, cabinets, drawers etc)
integrate the features that you want e.g shoe racks, TVs, ironing boards etc
all the material preparation is done in the factory not on site so the finishing quality is high
There are two types of furniture that sometimes get confused with the term ‘bespoke’:
off the shelf furniture (e.g Ikea) that has been modified by a carpenter. Typically off the shelf furniture has been designed for mass production and ease of transport so it lacks the structural integrity to tolerate substantial modification.
custom size furniture. Large parts of the furniture supply chain don’t want to hold stock so the furniture only gets made when there is a customer order. Within this system is the opportunity to customise the height, width and depth dimensions so it starts to offer some of the sizing benefits of bespoke.