Hi all, in her infinite wisdom SWMBO has decided to decorate our bedroom (as
if I haven't enough to do with the toilet, stairs, drive, garage etc, etc).
At the moment we have built in wardrobes along one wall (built by the last
owner who was a chippie) but they are looking their age. The doors are plain
finished and, frankly, boring. At some point when I get near the bottom of
her majesty's wish list I suppose I'll get round to ripping them out and
replacing but for the time being any suggestions on how to smarten them up?
There's 6 large doors at the bottom approx 6 ft tall x 18 inch wide and 6
small doors above approx 18 inch square. All suggestions gratefully
received - probably!
| Hi all, in her infinite wisdom SWMBO has decided to decorate our bedroom
| At the moment we have built in wardrobes along one wall (built by the last
| owner who was a chippie) but they are looking their age. The doors are
| finished and, frankly, boring.
Stick on mouldings and a paint job.
Nah. 's a definite excuse to go out and buy a router. And a boatload of
cutters. And a router table. Any queries from the mgmt, just keep
comparing the cost of the toys with the cost of buying in new doors
(one of the few times it's worth getting Sharps in to quote and NOT
bargaining them down from their initially outrageous 'but if I press
my area sales mgr I might be able to get you a discount on that if you
sign up tonight' price ;-)
I want to get some replacement doors - about 6ft by 3 ft - made to measure.
I want them finished in birch veneer and with a decent edging. Fully
finished, so I just have to put the hinges on. Like these modern scndinavian
kitchen cupboard doors - only bigger. Anyone know where I can get these
from - made in / delivered to North London?
If they are sliding then Stefek's suggestion is the best, assuming them
to be solid. If they are hollow this won't work and if they are plywood
you will have to paint them to hide the layers. Unless of course you
manage to do it to make them a 'feature'. You could drill in from the
back to check.
If they are hinged then slap some mouldings on to make them look like
panel doors. Even with this way you can wheedle a router table out of
the missus, after all she won't want boring standard mouldings from the
sheds will she? with router table you can make custom mouldings.
School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, Scotland
This is definitely one of those "Homer" moments! - I conned (sorry,
persuaded) my good lady to let me have a router and table about 5 years ago
and it's been propping up a large pile of essential power tools ever since
<walks off with head down in embarrassment>
Thanks for the replies, Richard.
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