For measurements you will need:
- Plumb line;
When the place of the future cabinet is determined, some measurements should be made, they will be needed for the drawing. Using a tape measure, you need to measure the distance between the walls, where the cabinet will then be. A rectangle is drawn on a sheet of paper, the dimensions of the room will be applied to it. You need to measure the distance from wall to wall (cabinet width) above and below, as well as from floor to ceiling (cabinet height) on the right and left.
This accuracy is needed because the walls may not be completely even, and the corners are not strictly straight. Even if the dimensions coincide, it is still worth measuring the deviations of the walls from the vertical. This can be done with a plumb line by attaching a string at the top of the wall. If the distances from the thread to the wall at the upper and lower points coincide, then the wall is flat. If not, then you need to write down this value – this will be the vertical deviation. If the deviation is more than twenty millimeters, then you should think about pre-aligning the walls.
Let’s assume that the walls are relatively flat and let’s draw a cabinet drawing. The drawing is best done on the twentieth scale. Draw a future cabinet on a sheet of A3 paper. Here it is important to step back from the walls at least ten millimeters, so that later the assembled cabinet can enter its niche. The distance from the floor is also taken into account, usually it is one hundred millimeters, since the cabinet floor will be located on plastic adjustable legs. You need to retreat from the ceiling at least thirty millimeters. All tolerances have been taken into account and you can proceed to the creative process of designing the interior of the cabinet. Here, everyone allocates space at their own discretion..
After all the shelves and drawers are drawn, it is necessary to detail the drawing. This is easy to do since the drawing was done to scale. All parts are listed in the table, with the horizontal dimension indicated first. Also, when laying out parts, you need to take into account the direction of the pattern on the chipboard sheet. Having a detailed drawing, you can go to a company that sells and cut chipboard, as well as the manufacture of sliding doors, and order doors and cutting. There you can also buy the necessary fittings for the cabinet, sheets of laminated fibreboard in the color of the cabinet for the back.
Assembling the cabinet
After all the cut parts are delivered, you can proceed to assembly.
For assembly, you will need the following materials:
- Confirms, at least one hundred pieces;
- Universal screw with countersunk head 2.5×12 mm;
- Drill for confirmation;
- Adjustable plastic furniture legs – 6 pcs;
- Furniture corners for fixing shelves – 30 pcs.
The following tools will be used:
- Building level;
You need to start by installing the bottom of the cabinet. We evenly distribute six plastic legs on the lower part of the bottom, the one that looks at the floor. The legs should be in two rows, three in each row. The axis of the near row runs along the axis of movement of the sliding doors. The legs are screwed to the base with screws, after which the structure is turned over. The base slides into a niche and is installed strictly horizontally using adjustable legs and a building level. The base then extends again to continue assembly..
Start of assembly. One side wall is screwed on.
The next step is to screw the side walls to the ceiling of the cabinet. The resulting letter “P” is installed on the base and attached from below with confirmants. During assembly, the cabinet should be in the same position as it will stand in the niche. Now you can screw the back of the cabinet with the screws. To ensure rigidity, several shelves can be fixed with confirmants, as well as the back part can be screwed to them. The frame is assembled and the cabinet can be pushed into the niche.
The base of the cabinet is in place.
It remains to fix the plastic shelf supports and install the shelves. At the same stage, drawers and rails are installed.
The filling of the cabinet is ready, the sliding doors are installed last. First you need to align the outer edge of the aluminum rails and then screw them to the base of the wardrobe from above and below.
Sliding doors are installed one at a time. The upper part of the blade is inserted into the upper guide and then the lower roller is placed in the lower guide. So, in turn, all the doors are mounted.
Mirrored doors installed.
Cabinet lighting – illuminates the room when the doors are closed, and when open – shines into the cabinet.
The wardrobe is ready to fill with things and hide everything behind mirrored doors.