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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Bedroom suite in Driftwood

Henrik designed this stylish bedroom suite in Egger H3090 Driftwood. As well as the units  around the bed there are two TV wall units.

Headboard with lit light

Headboard with lit light

TV Wall with lit light

TV Wall with lit light

The TV unit comprises matching Driftwood/High Gloss acrylic panels behind the TV and a double drawer unit. The drawer units use Blum Movento TIP-On drawer units to provide a touch to open action.

This unit was designed as three separate cabinets – an overall wide cabinet in Driftwood and two  smaller units with one drawer that fit inside the larger cabinet.

The large wide cabinet is made up of double thickness material and we bonded two sheets of 18MM Driftwood to make up a 36MM thickness.

Cabinets left hand side of the bed, with mirror

Cabinets left hand side of the bed, with mirror

TV cabinet

TV cabinet

Top cupboard with a stay

Top cupboard with a stay

Hanging space with inside cupboard top lighting

Hanging space with illuminated wardrobe rail

As you might notice from the socket, this apartment is in Continental Europe, namely Copenhagen. After designing for his place in London, Henrik went on to do this beautiful job for his apartment in Copenhagen.

TV cabinet

TV cabinet frontage

 

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Light Montana Oak Wardrobe

Bernard in Kent designed this angled wardrobe in (light Montana) oak.

Angled wardrobe frontage

Angled wardrobe frontage

Angled wardrobe

Angled wardrobe

Angled wardrobe side

Angled wardrobe side

Angled wardrobe top

Angled wardrobe top

This cabinet is angled in the depth. At the top of the angle rather than ending to a point, we create a flat section so that the doors lie flat on the carcass at the top of the cabinet.

Angled wardrobe inside space

Angled wardrobe inside space

Hanging rails house longer clothes as well as shirts which leave space for shelving below.

This design is structured as two cabinets; one two-door and one three-door. By splitting into two cabinets, each door is kept to a workable width and the respective cabinets can be allocated to either shelving or hanging. In the factory we cut a single plinth piece to span both cabinets.

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Conversion of bedroom into walk-in wardrobe – in white melamine

This walk-in wardrobe was designed and built by Mark in Croydon.

Hanging space

Hanging space

The walk-in wardrobe consists of a number of open shelves, hanging spaces for long dresses as well as shirts and trousers, deep drawers. Big open spaces above hanging rails allow for storage of hat boxes and/or blankets, spare duvets and pillows.

Blum Movento tip-on drawer runners mean handle-less design can be achieved.

Shelves

Shelves

Mark started off designing with angled cabinetry. We can make angled cabinetry, however, in this case there were several corners which added complexity. Without much of a space-win for an angled cabinet Mark decided on square cabinetry.

New cabinetry built around existing built-in wardrobe

New cabinetry built around existing built-in wardrobe

As can be seen in this picture, Mark has designed the cabinet bottom height (plinth) to match the existing skirting.

 

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Bedroom suite in Dark Cordoba Olive

Henrik created this sophisticated bedroom suite for his pied-à-terre in London.

The material used is Dark Cordoba Olive and the 18mm thickness used throughout gives it a substantial quality feel.

 

Bedroom suite - Dark Cordoba Olive

Bedroom suite in Dark Cordoba Olive

 

The design comprises 8 separate cabinets which are then connected together to form the two areas. Nine drawers using Blum Movento drawer runners give plenty of storage.

Bedroom suite - image from Cabinet Designer

Bedroom suite – image from Cabinet Designer

Under the overhead cabinets a 100mm wide strip of the Dark Cordoba Olive was fitted and  an LED strip installed behind to give backlit lighting.

Backlit overhead cabinets

Backlit overhead cabinets

 

A makeup table (desk?) was created in matching material. This is simply a single drawer cabinet wall mounted.

Makeup corner desk

Makeup corner desk

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Wallbed behind sliding bookcases

This was an ambitious project by Pam and Phil in South Wales. Pam and Phil sourced the sliding bookcase hardware and used the Cabinet Designer on the DIY Wardrobes website to design four bookcases to work with it.

Wallbed - behind bookcase

Wallbed hidden behind bookcases.

The material chosen was Walnut MFC and the wall bed mechanism was the NEXT Bed from Hideaway Beds.

 

Wallbed - mid installation

Wall bed is situated between two fixed bookcases and track for sliding bookcases can be seen

The challenge in a project like this is ensuring the sliding bookcase works well. When filled with books one has to consider a weight of around 90Kg sliding. To support the weight we created a substantial top valance in 18mm thick Birch Ply which was then clad withe 18mm thick Walnut MFC.

Wallbed - sliding bookcase - closed

Bookcases designed in the Cabinet Designer

Wallbed - sliding bookcase - open

 

Wallbed - sliding bookcase mechanism

One sliding bookcase fitted to track

 

Wallbed - sliding bookcase meet

Showing sliding bookcases meeting in the middle. A valance in Walnut MFC was created to hide the sliding tracks

This was a great project and Pam and Phil were delighted with the results.


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Sliding doors

We can make wooden sliding doors for your cabinets to match the cabinet carcass. We use a top-hung sliding door mechanism which means no bottom track is required.


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Sliding doors in Light Venetian Cherry

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Sliding doors in Light Venetian Cherry – doors open showing hanging space, shelves and drawers behind


While great for cabinets up to 1.5m wide there is a limit to our sliding door technology and then a different system is recommended. This occurs when

– mirrored doors are required, which are too heavy for a top-hung sliding door system

– the total span of the sliding doors needs to be over 2metres

In these cases a dedicated sliding door supplier and a system with top and bottom rails is appropriate.

Jim in Surrey designed carcasses on our system and then sourced his doors from Doors Direct (www.doorsdirect.co.uk).

Cabinet awaiting sliding doors

Cabinet awaiting sliding doors

Sliding doors from doors direct.co.uk in place

Sliding doors from doors direct.co.uk in place


Here Jim has used one set of sliding doors per carcass but you can also have several carcasses joined together and the sliding doors sit in front of them independently.

The illustration below shows how Rob from Kent designed three carcasses to sit behind a sliding door system. In this case there was a chimney breast to deal with so the central cabinet is shallower.

Three carcasses designed for positioning behind sliding doors

Three carcasses designed for positioning behind sliding doors

 

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Stylish Bedroom with gloss white cabinet and custom made curved desk

Caroline in Oxfordshire designed this stylish bedroom with high-gloss, mirror cabinet and custom made desk.

High gloss floor to ceiling cabinet with mirrors

High gloss floor to ceiling cabinet with mirrors

The high-gloss, floor to ceiling cabinets fits beautifully into this bedroom with sloped ceilings. To follow the slope of the ceiling the cabinets are angled in depth dimension using our Cabinet Designer online design tool.

Build in progress - Interior with rails, shelves and angled back

Build in progress – Interior with rails, shelves and angled back

The cabinet’s interior consists of 4 white MFC carcasses, which are built individually – this makes the build easier and the wardrobe much stronger. Once the carcasses are built, they are shuffled into position and joined to each other using 30mm long wood screws.

Scribe pieces are supplied to hide the gaps between wall and cabinet side (see Gaps – Scribe pieces). Caroline chose to have 3 carcasses with hanging rails and one narrower carcass with shelves.


The curved custom made desk is high-gloss as well. It’s generally not advised to use high-gloss on horizontal surfaces as dust settles on it, but if you are a clean person, you are a clean person. This is just one rule, and rules are there to be broken.

Build in progress

Build in progress

High gloss curved desk with sideboard

High gloss curved desk with sideboard

The Blum Movento drawers and Blum Motion doors on the sideboard are all Slow-Closing (see Slow-Closing). For her made-to-measure desk Caroline specified the curved profile. This was machined by a flatbed CNC in our workshop. We supplied a stainless steel cable outlet and a stainless steel desk leg to finish off the stylish desk.


To make the mirrored doors we provided 15mm thick white primed MDF blanks. These were taken to a local glazier and 4mm mirror glass was bonded to it. The end result was a custom size mirrored doors ready hinged in a thickness that matched the 19mm thick gloss doors.

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Finished mirror cabinet

DPCP71821_frontage2

Finished mirror cabinet

Fully furnished bedroom

Fully furnished bedroom

Fully furnished bedroom

Fully furnished bedroom

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High gloss white acrylic doors on Walnut carcass

Complete - all frontages Complete - protective foil Complete external Internal - mid construction

The project by David in West London is a Tour de Force in precision planning and installation.

The doors are high gloss white acrylic and the carcass is Walnut MFC.

The high gloss acrylic is supplied with a protective peel-off blue plastic which can be seen in one of the photos above.

The drawers use Blum Movento ‘Tip-On’ and the doors use Blum unsprung hinges together with ‘Tip-On’ actuators. The end result is a totally handle-less design.

Diy wardrobes complete design - external

Diy wardrobes complete design - internal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The design was created on the www.diywardrobes.co.uk website using the Cabinet Designer and comprises three cabinets attached together. As can be seen the final result and the design are almost identical with only a few internal layout changes required. These changes were implemented as manual edits which we do in the pre-planning stage once the order was committed to production.

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Primed mdf book cases – Dining room

Sara, Croxley Green, designed these book cases as 4 carcasses – rather than 2, which would span the whole width of each alcove – as they need to carry many large and heavy books. Shelves were added at the required height.

Sara dining room

The height of the plinths match the height of the skirting board around it.

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