Large (grooved) MDF wardrobe doors

13 Feb 2014
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United Kingdom
Hi all, I'm about to replace the doors on two fitted wardrobes and was hoping for some advise.

The openings on the wardrobes measure H2350 x W1600mm and H2350 x W1240mm

My initial thoughts were to use 18 or 22mm V-grooved MDF with no reinforcement, the doors would be ~400mm wide (so as not to protrude into the room too much). The wider wardrobe would have 2 pairs of bi-folding doors (I want to avoid dividing the wardrobe), and on the narrower wardrobe there would be one set of bi-folds and a single.

I'd like some advise on the following:

- Door construction, is 18mm MDF stable enough or should I go with 22mm despite the weight penalty?
Is 800mm width ok (will be supported by folding gear)?
- Recommendations on good quality folding gear (something like a BRIO Multifold 30 perhaps, though quite expensive)?
- Hinges, what type for; A) the door to frame, and B) door to door

Many thanks and happy NY!
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how are existing doors fitted?

The main doors (hollow) were sliding doors hung from a top rail with smaller hinged doors above - may have been the original fitted in 1970s when the flat was built. I removed all the original doors a few years ago when I first bought the place and was decorating. Replacing them has been a long way down the renovation list!!

The wardrobes are built into dedicated recesses and so consists of the doors, a hanging rail and high level shelf. The doors sit within a substantial frame (akin to a normal doorway).

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