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Cutting down a wardrobe?

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by Keitai, 24 Apr 2021.

  1. Keitai

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    Got a wardrobe which is too high for room it's going in. If I cut the doors and sides down by 300mm then put it together (think it might be a flat pack) will it fall apart? 20210413_102814.jpg
     
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    I have done similar, but it depends on how the unit bolts together, and it's design.
    Do the doors need cutting? Or just the sides/back?
     
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    Anything you do will fall apart, we've seen your work! :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

    Andy
     
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    Looking at that door laying down, cutting 300mm, (12" in old money), off is not going to leave and end support and you will probably cut through, or even cut off, any joint positions. Just tell the owners it can't be reduced by any height and walk away from it. Anything you try to do to it will possibly weaken the integrity of the whole structure.
     
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    Cutting 300mm off a panelled door?
     
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    Attractive :ROFLMAO:
     
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    We shall see! :cautious:
     
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    It depends

    If it's a real panelled door with panels and timber frame....you could chop off 6", take the panel out the door, take the cut stile bits off the rail, then reassemble with the panel the right length.
     
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    I think it's cut it or take to tip! Both doors, the two sides and and back need cutting to same length. Was gonna do it with circular saw. I guess a strong warning before that it may fall apart and then do it
     
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    You can't even string a sentence together, let alone put a wardrobe together.

    YOU SHOULD NOT BE USING POWER TOOLS!!

    Andy
     
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    Knock a hole in the ceiling.
     
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    you what ?
     
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    It's cut down. As it's not flat and I used piece of ply as the fence for circular saw the saw slipped under the fence. In cases like this, is it best to hold saw tilted slightly upwards so it always presses against fence?


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    looking at the pictures assuming finnished door what you should have done was cut off the small panel and turn the doors up side down so at least you would have a rail near to both end
    when i do it i reform the doors to the correct height rather than to put it politely an untidy finnish:eek:
    seperate the top rail mitre the styles chop down the panels allowing enough to slot in the top rail and glue together with dowels or unseen fixings through the top
     
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    I hate those scruffy Finns.

    So turn doors round but the cut end is still at the top?
     
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