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Walk in Wardrobe Project - interior solution

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by Rosstitute, 27 Jul 2016.

  1. Rosstitute

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    Ive recently had a walk in wardrobe created in the dead roof space in my maisonette flat

    Im looking for some guidance towards a suitable fittings solution for hanging clothes etc

    As you can see from the photos below (apologies if they aren't particularly clear) the ceiling of follows the camber of the roof which doesnt leave much room for hanging from the ceiling.

    The clearance at the lower end of the roof will allow for the fitting of some kind of hanging solution, but im struggling to find anything that would perhaps be suitable - looking for any recommendations/advice?




     
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    I bought Ikea carcases and cut them to fit the space- they have a lot of crap, but some good cupboards and good storage solutions too. They are also cheap if you don't need the doors, which double the cost (at least).
     
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    Thanks for the feedback - dont think Id need doors given there is already a door between the bedroom and the cupboard

    are there any particular carcases from IKEA that you would recommend?
     
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    I think they were Pax- very cheap, but then all the toys- hanging rails, drawers, trouser rack, tie drawer etc cost extra. The carcases come in (i think) 50cm, 75cm and 100 cm widths. I had to cut around 4" off the depth of mine down one side of the walk in, 'cos the space either side of the door was not the same. We used that for hanging stuff, rather than cut down drawers and stuff. All that stuff is the other side. Tip: build everything vertically! A hypotenuse is much longer that a side, as I found to my cost!

    PS they also come in 2 heights, which might accommodate your sloping ceiling with less cutting.
     
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    Thanks for the advice

    In your experience, is it possible to relocate the clothes rails on these?

    I'd probably need to have it lower down given the gradient of the roof slope
     
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    Yes, you can move the rail height- they come, like lots of flat-packs, with the appropriate mounting holes in rows down the inside wall. like kitchen units. All the holes are there for any accessory they will sell you. Mine has rails at the top of the cupboards, and more at hip level.
     
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    I made my own wardrobes a few years ago and bought rails and fixings from screwfix. They are 4ft long. Currently building wardrobes for my sister and using the same things.

    Hope this helps or gives you an idea
     
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    I made my own wardrobes a few years ago and bought rails and fixings from screwfix. They are 4ft long. Currently building wardrobes for my sister and using the same things.

    Hope this helps or gives you an idea
     
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    Thanks for the feedback

    What type of wood did you use (if any!)?
     
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    I made them going over my bed, double wardrobes each side with cupboards right the way across the top. I started by using 3x2 CLS timber for the framework then 18mm mdf for the doors and section at the side and over the bed. Fitted mirrors to the 4 large doors, routered a pattern and sprayed it all with 2k paint and lacquer.

    The rail mountings I used fits directly to the wall on one end and the other end to the mdf
     

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