Hi guys. Looking price comparison of buying a flat pack multistore wardrobe package and doing it myself with 16mm malenine.
I understand how I would build framing and shelves however is there perçut malemine to build drawers?
If you could provide details on the exact product you are mentioning, after some extensive calculations, I could potentially answer your question. However, I would hazard a guess to say it would be less expensive going with the flat-pack unit product.
Please let me know if you need further information or had any questions.
Hi @MitchellMc thanks for the speedy reply.
i was considering one of these flat packs
but then thought could I find pre-fab drawers and if I change the configuration with drawer/shelving into the middle and therefore purchase less large (1800-450) panels because I could secure the hanging racks to the walls instead.
I've just had a look at the flat-pack, as an estimate, you could potentially purchase the melamine boards to construct this for around half the price.
A few things you might like to consider: there are a significant number of hours work which will go into constructing the unit, you'll need a table saw with a fine-tooth blade (or be very steady with a circular saw), there will be some chipping of the cut lines and you'll need to purchase the rail, fixings, draw runners and additional melamine edging for the draw fronts.
So, you could certainly construct the unit for less than purchasing it. Will it be of the same finish as the flat-pack version? That will come down to your own skillset. Personally, taking all things into account, I would be purchasing the flat pack as the amount of work involved and the finish I could achieve would concern me.
I have the joy/problem of having 9 foot ceilings so even if I custom order 2700 sheets of melamine they are still short.
I should have a drum sander next month and that will let me build custom panels myself from hardwoods, always nice to increase the range of tools I have but that is the final main piece I was missing.
Given you can buy pre cut panels you should only have to trim for around the cornice and skirting boards for your uprights ( I will remove mine ) and cut the shelves to fit and if you are using a table saw a scoring cut of around 1.6 mm deep first will help prevent chipout. Titebond make a melamine glue so you can get a good bonding with that.