Built in cupboard/wardrobe

  1. grim_d

    grim_d Unlikeable idiot.

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    Spent the last couple weeks on and off building this for me dear old mam.

    Everything done by me from scratch, including the doors. All built from ply and a bit of PSE for supports

    I wanted to do floating shelves but she said it was pointless inside a cupboard. :D

    Henderson husky 25 bifold kit, one of the hangars broke so I machined a new one from brass rather than waiting for a replacement.

    Still waiting on flush handles arriving.

    I am delighted with how it's turned out so I'm showing it off, which is just as well because now she wants another....

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  2. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Spot on mate.
     
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  3. TechnicAl

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    I did something similar about 20 years ago....6 door built in wardrobe....one bloody door warped and wont shut properly

    BTW looks really good...well done
     
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    8ob Forum Supporter

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    That has to be an accolade @grim_d

    Bob
     
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  5. grim_d

    grim_d Unlikeable idiot.

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    Don't talk to me about warping. :mad:
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    At least warped ply is easy to fix though youl note the 3rd door just poking out a bit at the bottom because of the slight bit of bow still in it.
     
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  6. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Member

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    Did a carcassing job a few years ago.
    Hot sunny day. Cut all my parts and laid them out on the lawn on place as I went.

    When I started assembling I realised the sun and the ground conspired agaisnt me and bowed all the mdf.
     
  7. Ashley Burton

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    The hard bit is getting everything square!

    Great job
     
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  8. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Member

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    That's the easiest bit tbh.

    As long as your board stock it cut square its self aligning.

    Mft table and a tracksaw makes that part even easier.
     
  9. Ashley Burton

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    Not come across any walls square yet
     
  10. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Don't treat the walls as your datum.

    As per top pic.
    Make the center shelf unit plumb and square. Scribe it to the wall and use that as your reference.
    Make the shelves to the left and right deeper.
    Lay them in place square to the middle unit and measure the offset to the front.
    Set a pair of compasses or cut a bit of wood to that measurement and scribe the back.
    Most walls ain't too bad. I hate working against granite though.
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    Had a final tweak before fitting.
     
  11. Ashley Burton

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  12. Seadog

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    Your extra long finger nail, first picture, intrigued me. Until I saw the second one :D
     
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  13. grim_d

    grim_d Unlikeable idiot.

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    Learned long ago not to bother relying on walls for a datum.

    Neat and tidy scribe that, the joiners I've seen round here it'd be chewed into rough shape then filled with silicone. :vsad:

    I reckon about 30% of my time on any project is spent agonising over silly details or half a mil here or there....silly really.
     
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  14. frank horton

    frank horton V twins are great but 4"s rule.........

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    used to fit out narrow boats, mostly all cupboard were 3/4 resin bonded face ply.....
    hardest bit was getting the stuff in and out of the hull....
    built on dry land thank goodness but still everything has to go up and down over the side....across the deck plate and down the hole.....
    loads'a fun when ur in ya 20's.......cant do it now......hahaha......

    sent me mum away for a weeks holiday, did the same to her bedroom inc built in reading lights etc.....
    I used "Stanley" sliding door gear with faced melamine......she was chuffed.....
    also put in a bigger radiator......
    sure miss that lady ......
     
  15. Ali

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    I did the same a few weeks ago, this was really nasty stuff though, mega cheap CDX. Had an ‘I wonder if...’ moment and then thought stuff it and got the hose and drenched it on the concave side. 15 minutes later it was flat again and dry with the sun. Slapped it up quick!
     
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  16. grim_d

    grim_d Unlikeable idiot.

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    It's remarkable how well that works, even on inch thick ply and just wetted with a spray bottle.
     
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