Built-in wardrobe in an alcove, for the hallway, by Zoltan

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In the hall, between the meter cupboard and toilet, a built-in cupboard instead of the coat rack and shoe bench. (now a flat coat rack opposite). This allows us to store many more shoes, bags, scarves and mittens! :-)

Custom built-in cupboard

It will be a cupboard between two existing walls, from floor to ceiling 1: Measure how big your cupboard can be LxWxH. Measure the skirting board for the neat passage of lines. My skirting board is 7cm, which I use at the top and bottom. 2: Determine number of shelves; order size 5mm smaller than the hole. 3: Determine the number of doors and height in combination with shelf height. With 2 doors I take (cabinet width -16mm) / 2. Two 5mm clearance on the outside of the door. and 6mm gap between the doors. 4: Determine the length of required shelf supports (w: 5.0cm) and door hinge supports (w: 7.0cm) (NB: with narrow pieces like this, you cut them yourself at home, a piece of 25.0cm is the same 165,0cm! And I limited myself to 165,0cm because of the shipping costs!) 5: Order wood! Order 2 hinges per door (longer doors 3 or 4), and tools, screws, sealant, paint, etc. 6: Start building with the bottom and top plinth. In between, cut the 7cm door hinge supports to length. (This instead of a real cupboard wall, since there is already a wall!) Preferably perpendicular one above the other, a string with a weight or spirit level will help you here! 7: Saw the corner where the hinge supports are from the boards, saw the shelf supports to length. 8: Using the drilling template and appropriate drills (5mm, 35mm), make the hinge holes for the bottom door; this at the same height as the hinge support. Align the top door with a 6mm gap. Use something 6mm thick for this, for example a dowel (I used curtain rings from ikea in the photo) 9: The hinge supports can now be attached to the wall, then the shelf supports and the shelves. NB: Make sure that the hinges and shelves do not overlap !!! 10: Now it is ready for finishing to taste. Edge sealer on the edges. Kitten, paints etc, holes for the doorknobs 11: Everything in color and dry? Then the hinges can be in place and you can hang the doors !! (use 4x16mm screws for door hinge!)

The dimensions of the cabinet

Wide 81.0 cm High 215.0 cm Deep 37.0 cm

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