Wardrobe project.

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Wardrobe project.

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:37 pm

Our spare bedroom has long been a bit of a dumping ground for things and although it's a got a bed etc in it, it desperately needed some proper storage so I thought I'd fit it out with an IKEA carcass and get some fitted doors.

So I rolled he carpet back and fitted the ikea thing:

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Somehow that was 2 years ago and it's been like that since, apart from being full of clothes now.
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Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:38 pm

As I've got some time on my hands I thought I'd do the doors myself so watch this space.
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Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:49 pm

First of all I make a royal mess cutting a load of wood to make a frame.
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I bought some nice new chisels and learned how to do some nice tenons which was satisfying.
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Post by tanglerat @ Sat Apr 23, 2016 3:08 pm

I'm at a bit of a loss as to what to comment on, frankly. I don't know whether to mention being impressed with the 2 year hiatus, or to admire the use powersaws in a diy project of this size, so I suppose i'll stick with the easy option:

Better to remove the clothes first if you're going to be raising dust, yeah?
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Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Sat Apr 23, 2016 3:10 pm

tanglerat wrote:Better to remove the clothes first if you're going to be raising dust, yeah?

You sound like my wife!
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Post by Strawman @ Sat Apr 23, 2016 3:26 pm

You could pin up a sheet to prevent dust ingress to the clothes. I'm interested in this project so await updates with interest.
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Post by tanglerat @ Sat Apr 23, 2016 3:28 pm

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:
tanglerat wrote:Better to remove the clothes first if you're going to be raising dust, yeah?

You sound like my wife!


...and yet you drive on regardless. Proper order too.

I'm looking forward to progress reports too. Ever since our CTF car build projects ground to a halt there's been an opening in the market. You may just have fixed that.
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Post by Piquet @ Sat Apr 23, 2016 3:30 pm

tanglerat wrote:Ever since our CTF car build projects ground to a halt there's been an opening in the market.

That's why he's making doors.
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Post by Monty @ Sat Apr 23, 2016 4:08 pm

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:
tanglerat wrote:Better to remove the clothes first if you're going to be raising dust, yeah?

You sound like my wife!


I can see that this will end well...
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Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:37 pm

Frame fitted nice and snugly. The doors will hang off this.
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Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:41 pm

And painted a 'Shaker' colour.

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Post by Monty @ Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:49 pm

Blimey!

Oh. Hang on...it was that TT who was a DIY disaster area, not you!
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Post by thekungfury @ Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:54 pm

I like that shoe forest
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Post by tanglerat @ Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:55 pm

thekungfury wrote:I like that shoe forest


Did you just invent that description, or is that really a thing?
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Post by thekungfury @ Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:10 pm

Never seen one before. Was going to go with boot orchard. Maybe clog copse?
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Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:02 pm

9mm MDF cut to size for the doors:

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Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:03 pm

Then to make the doors I cut loads of strips of 12mm MDF out of a big sheet and fcuked them onto the door with glue and screws. Image
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Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:05 pm

The the top and a much thicker bit at the bottom.


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Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:19 pm

After a few hours they're all done

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Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:23 pm

Then I hung them on 4 concealed hinges per door - took a bit of time to get them all planed properly but they all fit, open and close nicely now.

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Tomorrow I can under paint them and then finish them the next day hopefully.
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Post by Damien Thorn @ Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:33 pm

Looks good!
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Post by Piquet @ Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:34 pm

Nice job. What colour will you paint them?
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Post by Monty @ Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:39 pm

Top job !
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Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:51 pm

Cheers! Same colour as the frame peeks - think it's called Linen.
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Post by Clown Ice Skater #4 @ Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:15 pm

That looks really good!

A couple of years ago, we ripped out the awful fitted wardrobes in our spare room. It turned out the previous owners had taken off the fireplace leaving just a gaping hole in the wall then built the wardrobes over it.

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It would have been nice to put a new fireplace on and have wardrobes in the alcoves but sadly we needed the storage space more. We planned to put Ikea ones in but the dimensions didn't allow it, so I drew a plan of what we wanted - storage for sheets/towels, some hanging space and some space for folded clothes/bits and bobs, and he built the insides, then got sliding doors from Ikea to go over the front. We're really pleased with it

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Post by Piquet @ Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:27 pm

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:Cheers! Same colour as the frame peeks - think it's called Linen.

Ah yes, of course. Didn't notice you'd painted them!
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Post by HappyGoLucky @ Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:04 am

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:And painted a 'Shaker' colour.

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Out of curiosity, why did you set the doors away from the existing units?
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Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:18 am

HappyGoLucky wrote:
Tokyo Sexwale wrote:And painted a 'Shaker' colour.

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Out of curiosity, why did you set the doors away from the existing units?


Well spotted. Bulky bike clothes with armoured shoulders push doors open so I allowed a bit extra for them.
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Post by HappyGoLucky @ Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:34 am

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:
HappyGoLucky wrote:Out of curiosity, why did you set the doors away from the existing units?


Well spotted. Bulky bike clothes with armoured shoulders push doors open so I allowed a bit extra for them.


Knew there'd be a logical reason, just couldn't figure what it was.

Looks good though.
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Post by Deuteronomy @ Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:29 am

Excellent work Tokes, impressive stuff
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