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Building a fitted wardrobe

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by olweiser, 20 Mar 2010.

  1. olweiser

    olweiser

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    Hi All,
    Since my joiner can't be bothered to give me a quote I thought I'd have a go at building one myself.

    I'm wanting to use 3 sliding doors, no back or sides.

    Do I build the internals first?
    Do I fit the tracks and doors first, then the cladding for the surround?

    How do I build the cladding/frame?

    Are there any "how To" docs on the net I can read?

    Thanks in advance..
     
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    doors on tracks or opening?

    if tracks then screw the track sin place then build the face frame around it..
     
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    using tracks. It's the frame I'm unsure about. What do I use to build this, and at what position to the doors?

    i.e. I'm thinking a wooden frame; top and sides. Then either oak vaneer on the front of frame or plasterboard?

    I notice on some pictures an aluminium border around the frame, how is this fitted. my main concern is fitting the frame at the correct position to align with the sliding doors.

    Help!
     
  5. paul26

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    Try Gliderobes.co.uk they are cheap, good quality and supply all you need including instructions on how to fit. You can get wood frames for the sides and top.
     
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    Depends on the look you are after, my sliding doors sit in front of internals but no frame as such just mdf panel off ceiling to cover ugly ali track pelmet that came with doors.Mdf built out from wall on both sides so doors cover at each end and concealed door stops at ceiling to prevent doors meeting walls.
     
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