How to make your own walk-in wardrobe

How to make your own walk-in wardrobe


Posted 20th March

How does having a DIY walk-in wardrobe sound?

All it takes is a bit of clever planning, and before you know it, you'll have just that! That's where this handy DIY guide from Spaceslide comes in - it explains exactly how you can create yours...

When you're picking a location, a minimum depth of 1.3m is needed - pick a spot where you will be able to make the best use of the space.

You will need:

Hand drill
Tape measure
Marking pencil
Spirit level
7mm conventional spanner
Phillips-head screwdriver
4mm Allen key

Directions

1. Assemble the soft-close units. Prime the soft-close units as per the instructions, and insert them into the top tracks on both right and left sides.

2. Locate the position for the top track, screw it into the ceiling using equal spacing and position the lower track, ready to be fixed.

3. Move the soft-close units to the outside of the tracks, and insert the first door panel into the back channel of both the top and bottom tracks.

4. Position the door on both sides of the track and level up by moving the bottom track. Once in position, mark the floor to give you the position to secure the bottom track.

5. Remove the door from both tracks and place to one side.

6. Measure 40mm in from the marked line, and place markers at each 50cm interval across the length of the track. Once you have the marks in place, screw the track buttons at each position, before placing the track over the top and pushing it into place.

7. Insert the back doors into the track. For far left/right doors, fix the soft-closes in place 2mm from the wall. Position the doors and repeat until all are in place.



8. Once all doors are in place, alter the adjustment bolt on the bottom wheels with the Allen key to ensure the doors are level.

9. And voila! With the doors installed, it’s now time to fill the space with shelving, storage racks and drawers, such as the modular storage systems from Spaceslide that offer solutions for all belongings, from shoes and boxes to dresses and jumpers. All that remains is to add those personal touches, such as styling the space with appropriate lighting, soft furnishings and not forgetting the all-important clothes.

Tutorial courtesy of Spaceslide






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