Making cupboard doors for eaves storage

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I've made up frame structure into the eaves in the bedroom with the aim of turning them into storage. I'm going to use MDF for the doors and make a wooden frame from 4 by 2. I can't find a DIY guide on this for the life of me though... Anone know of one orknow hw to mke these cupboards?
 
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From you description its difficult to tell what stage your at, I take it either the eaves were open and your constructing a false wall and door, or are you cutting into the eave space and just putting a door in?

obviously different but something along these lines?
 
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Thanks so much for your help and posting the pictures!

I've just taken a photo of the current setup and think I need to make up a frme within the exsting structure for the door so I can raise the doors above ground level. With the frame in place, I'd like to fit plasterboard upto the edges then fit the doors. I'm not keen on hgoing down the architrave route as I'd like these to be discrete cupoards
 
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Obviously think of what your going to want to be putting in there to get an idea of what size door you want. As your using mdf you wont have o worry about making it to a specific size as you can cut it to fit after.

First like you said construct a suitable size gap for the door using the current frame work that's there. (Remember to take into account you'll need to run a door frame round this gap so you can get a good finish when you decorate it, so make it slightly bigger than what you want it to be, maybe 36mm extra height and width if your using 18mm mdf for the door as you can use it also for the frame) Once you've done this you can fit your plaster board surrounding the door gap all the way to the edge.

I would now cut lengths of mdf to make the final door frame and fit this out to about 3mm more than where your plasterboard sits. (if your going to skim it that is). For example if the frame is 40mm deep, plasterboard is 12mm, you'd make your door frame 55mm deep to cover the wood and edge of the plasterboard. Once the door frame is in you can skim round and up flush. Before then cutting and fitting the door.

Hope this helps

Gob's :)
 
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Obviously think of what your going to want to be putting in there to get an idea of what size door you want. As your using mdf you wont have o worry about making it to a specific size as you can cut it to fit after.

First like you said construct a suitable size gap for the door using the current frame work that's there. (Remember to take into account you'll need to run a door frame round this gap so you can get a good finish when you decorate it, so make it slightly bigger than what you want it to be, maybe 36mm extra height and width if your using 18mm mdf for the door as you can use it also for the frame) Once you've done this you can fit your plaster board surrounding the door gap all the way to the edge.

I would now cut lengths of mdf to make the final door frame and fit this out to about 3mm more than where your plasterboard sits. (if your going to skim it that is). For example if the frame is 40mm deep, plasterboard is 12mm, you'd make your door frame 55mm deep to cover the wood and edge of the plasterboard. Once the door frame is in you can skim round and up flush. Before then cutting and fitting the door.

Hope this helps

Gob's :)

Hey thanks Gobo. This now makes more sense with your photos and your cupboards look grea which is what I'm tryig to achieve. Just a couple of things I'm confused on:

1. You've got the frame lined with thin pices of wod that look routed ff on one edge. Did you buy these in this shape?

2. Are these visible pices of wood you've got attached to the frame or are they the frame? I'm guessing they're nailed into a 2 by 2 frame?

Many thanks for your help :)
 
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1. You've got the frame lined with thin pieces of wood that look routed ff on one edge. Did you buy these in this shape?

Yes, you can get them in b&q for about 90p each for a 1m ish piece, I used this as the customer wanted to use pine slatted doors recessed in a bit, if you want it to look flat you'd be best using a square edge.

2. Are these visible pieces of wood you've got attached to the frame or are they the frame? I'm guessing they're nailed into a 2 by 2 frame?

There pinned and glued into a planed 1 by 3 frame.


Sorry for slow reply, I've been away on holiday.

Gobz :)
 
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