I am refitting the interior of a wardrobe. Total width of the wardrobe
is 2m. At some time in the past it may have been two separate 1m wide
cupboards but now it is a single 2m width. Whoever converted it put a
single hanging rail across the full width and when this started sagging
supported it on a shelf bracket. A complete bodge. There is a shelf
above the hanging rail made from 2x1 which is OK provided you do not put
too much weight on it.
So, I need to replace the whole lot and across the whole span. There
will be no other interior fittings so no option to do it in two halves.
What I was thinking of doing was replacing the shelf with a torsion box
design made from 2x2 and faced with 9mm MDF. Should make a shelf about
65mm thick. Then hang the rail under this. Centre of the shelf would be
three strips of 2x2 (front middle (for the rail to screw brackets into),
and rear. Then front-back pieces on 400mm spacing.
Has anyone tried this? Would it be likely to have the stiffness that I
need over that length? Is it over-engineered and is there a simpler way
of doing it?
Any comments appreciated.