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
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.
Almost there, scribe piece left to be attached
Waveline with edgebanding
Waveline with edgebanding (close-up)
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
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
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
Top cupboard with a stay
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 frontage
Bernard in Kent designed this angled wardrobe in (light Montana) oak.
Angled wardrobe frontage
Angled wardrobe side
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
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.
This walk-in wardrobe was designed and built by Mark in Croydon.
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.
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
As can be seen in this picture, Mark has designed the cabinet bottom height (plinth) to match the existing skirting.
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 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
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
A makeup table (desk?) was created in matching material. This is simply a single drawer cabinet wall mounted.
Makeup corner desk
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 hidden behind bookcases.
The material chosen was Walnut MFC and the wall bed mechanism was the NEXT Bed from Hideaway Beds.
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.
Bookcases designed in the Cabinet Designer
One sliding bookcase fitted to track
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.