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What finishing solution for top of wardrobe?

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by potato80, 18 Jul 2020.

  1. potato80

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    Hi all

    Mid-way through floor-to-ceiling walk in wardrobe build (two rows of stacked units, built on a ladder frame, and battened to the walls).

    Wondering what to have at the top of the wardrobe, bearing in mind I'll eventually be attaching LED coving to the front (so I can have integrated wrap-around coving across the whole room).

    Currently (as you can see) I was thinking of a few sturdy boxes running along the top, attached to both the units below, the back wall, and perhaps the ceiling, creating a sturdy front panel I can attach the coving onto.

    Is this over-engineered, and is there a better solution, perhaps?

    Thanks in advance
     

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  3. blup

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    Does it need to be boxed in like that at the unfinished part? You could build a door/doors at the front, hinged from the top, "seal" the back and sides with scribing pieces where they meet the wall, giving you storage for larger items.

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  4. potato80

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    It does, because I need the space to install the coving. The coving is 10cm in height, and needs about a 14cm gap from ceiling to project the light.

    Additional storage as you described was one option, but I like the idea of wraparound coving lighting
     
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  5. mattylad

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    Have the doors below the coving etc. you dont need them to be full size - your wasting a lot of space there.
    One day you will regret that, probably when trying to find a hole for the Xmas decs.
     
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    All you need is A panel across the front to hold the coving, big waste of space below .
     
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  8. potato80

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    Design/appearance over function on this one!
     
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    The panel could be bottom hinged - dropping down complete with coving - but if you're content to lose the space, a simple board and batten should secure the coving.

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    Agree, cheers
     
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