Walk in Wardrobe

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Project by lilmidgey posted 02-13-2014 03:49 AM 1482 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my brownie points project for the better half! It’s a walk in wardrobe made from melamine from the local home centre with a nicer colour then plain white. Marginally more expensive but makes it feel more original then plain white.

It took a lot of planning (in sketchup) to fit the different types of pieces (long robe, set of draws, shoe racks) around the existing windows in the room. Basically this was a spare room next to our master bedroom that wasn’t being used so I turned it into a walk in wardrobe.

All the draws are push to open to make it cleaner. With hindsight I should have done the same for the two doors but I think it still looks good. I used dowels instead of screws for the top joints so there isn’t any screw holes. It’s basically impossible to find covers for this specific colour. Some of the smaller shelves are adjustable but the square ones for shoes are all fixed with dado joints.

All in all it cost around $1000 worth of materials but compared to the 10’s of 1000’s I got quoted for someone else to do it, it’s been a worthy investment. I’m hoping it will add to the value of our house if and when we ever sell.

Later on I plan to build an island cabinet in the middle with a glass top for jewellery etc.

Needless to say, this was a big hit with the wife and makes having this workshop full of relatively expensive tools easier to justify haha!

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#1 posted 02-13-2014 05:53 AM

Looks nice!

-- CMC06

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#2 posted 02-13-2014 11:53 AM

Nice job. I work with alot of this type of odd color stuff and we take double sided tape put it on some of the edge banding and they make a screw cap punch and we make our own caps right from the same color that way.

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#3 posted 02-13-2014 02:16 PM

Professionally done! Great job.

-- Tommy

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#4 posted 02-13-2014 11:47 PM

Thanks guys, that’s a good tip Henndoe! I’ll try that one when I do the last piece for the centre.

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#5 posted 02-15-2014 06:08 AM


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#6 posted 02-18-2014 04:47 PM

Great looking project and you executed it well. Everything has its place and like the color. Great job!

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