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Advice please: wardrobes

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by Victor Soares, 26 Aug 2019.

  1. Victor Soares

    Victor Soares

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    Hi All,

    New to the forums ... glad to be here and hope to give and get lots of DIY help :)

    We have just purchased our first home and am considering either getting new wardrobes or build my own BIC.

    I am from South Africa and don't really know the DIY market over here so sorry for the basic questions:
    1 - Is it cheaper to buy wardrobes than build your own (not refering to labour, just material)
    2 - Where could you buy good cheap wood from (chipboard, pine, oak?)

    Thanks for now
    Cheers
    Victor
     
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  3. blup

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    If you go to one of the sheds, like wickes who will sell pretty much all you would need, you'll get an idea of cost for a basic diy mfc panels and fixings/fittings.

    For solid wood try your local timber merchants.

    That said Ikea do some pretty cheap wardrobes if you search their website.

    Blup
     
  4. mattylad

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    Yes, look at Ikea.
    The PAX range of wardrobes are very versatile, they have multiple features you can choose and different size options.

    I was going to build my own until I found them then decided why bother make wonky wardrobes when I could just buy the carcass from Ikea lol
     
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    I bought ikea doors and built frames to accommodate , best of both options.
     
  6. Victor Soares

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    Yes, I think I may do the same. I want the sliding style doors so hope it comes with the runners and rails and can then use MDF for the frames

    Thanks everyone for the feedback ...
     
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    You can buy sliding doors and track from diy sheds , used these in one bedroom.
     
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