Which material is good for wardrobes?

Often people will ask us which is the best material for making wardrobes.

The short answer is:

“The best material to use for fitted wardrobes is 18mm thick Melamine Faced Chipboard (MFC)”

0Wardrobe in white MFC comprising two sets of hanging space and a central cabinet with shelves

We can make your wardrobes in a wide range of materials ranging from MDF to real wood veneers to high gloss acrylic. What makes MFC ‘best’?

Short answer again:

  • appearance
  • quality
  • cost

But I want my wardrobes in real wood!

Real wood is used to a much lesser extent in fitted furniture. This is because

  • real wood is expensive
  • it needs finishing (varnish etc)
  • it can move/bend if used in solid pieces.

Wood movement can be mitigated by using real wood veneers with an MDF core. But even then the relative increased cost and the need for finish means MFC is preferred.

Tambour kitchen cupboard door

A tambour door is one that rolls up. This is an ideal solution for a cupboard with items which are frequently used during cooking or baking as content is accessible whilst the door is up – without a door being in the way. Once the tambour door is down, all is hidden and out of sight.



A tambour door works well as well as a door for a wall-hung unit that comes right down on  to the worktop – i.e. toaster or kettle on the worktop are quickly hidden behind the roll-up door for a clean-look kitchen counter.

Denim blue walk-in wardrobe

Anna designed this contemporary walk-in wardrobe. It features Winchester Oak carcasses from Egger (H1381 ST11) and Denim (U540 ST9) frontages.

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It comprises of 9 separate cabinets.