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    Built in wardrobes

    I had a search and didn't really turn up anything so does anyone have an idea of the cost of built in bedroom wardrobes compared to stand alone ones? I need two done about 2.5m x 2.5m. Also any leads on a good company to do this in CM?
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    I've done quite a few with Modernform. It all depends on how you fit them out and the finishes you use but the ones I did were 3 meters wide and cost around 35,000 baht.

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    Get one no matter what the price is. I have a 24 x 24 master bedroom and have one whole wall as a built in wardrobe. More room than any of my walk in closets back home. I actually have room to spare with a few drawers and cabinets empty.

    Those wardrobes you buy at a furniture store turn to crap real quick.

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    We'll be making our own in teak.

    One day.

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    Yes, I think they are a great way to maximise your space and get all your crap out of site. I will be going for floor to ceiling. I am thinking a litle old man cabinetmaker would be good. I'll check out medernform though.

    Guess I should paint the room first though.....

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    ^ I've designed and had built custom built-in teak closets too. I think the price was close to Modernform for around the same size. Modernform has a lot of specialized shelving and component options which are quite cool.

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    I have built my own, using recycled teak, so they cost little

    the cost will depend on the wood you use; the labour will be a small part of the overall cost

    Ones you buy in stores will fall apart and not look so good after a couple of years, unless you pay top dollar
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    Index also have a wide choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bung View Post
    I had a search and didn't really turn up anything so does anyone have an idea of the cost of built in bedroom wardrobes compared to stand alone ones? I need two done about 2.5m x 2.5m. Also any leads on a good company to do this in CM?
    Are you talking about closets? When I had my house built, I had the closets built in like any American home would have. I hate those cheap presswood closets that stand anone. It was cheaper to build in that the cheap presswood. The extra bricks, labor, plaster, and doors cost me about 2,000 baht each closet. One of those presswood closets cost around 8,000 baht. Of course I can't move it, but who wants to? If you try to move a presswood closets, the dorrs will never close properly again. You'll always have a problem with it. I hope this helps in your decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bung View Post
    Yes, I think they are a great way to maximise your space and get all your crap out of site. I will be going for floor to ceiling. I am thinking a litle old man cabinetmaker would be good. I'll check out medernform though.

    Guess I should paint the room first though.....
    Finding a little old cabinet maker will be the main problem as far as a quality job. I went through 3 contractors when I built my house before I found one that does quality work. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chitown View Post
    Get one no matter what the price is. I have a 24 x 24 master bedroom and have one whole wall as a built in wardrobe. More room than any of my walk in closets back home. I actually have room to spare with a few drawers and cabinets empty.

    Those wardrobes you buy at a furniture store turn to crap real quick.
    No, you don't have a 24x24 master bedroom you have a 24x24 house you use as a master bedroom.

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    ^ I think he is a seppo and, as such, works in those old fashioned measurements called "feet"

    24 ' is around 7 metres, quite a large room

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    ^no offense but why don't you save that jargon for the lounge or MKP? This is the construction forum.

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    well thanks for this thread. i wasnt going to build built-in wardrobes, but now i have to. at least i get to use my tools lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert
    I've done quite a few with Modernform. It all depends on how you fit them out and the finishes you use but the ones I did were 3 meters wide and cost around 35,000 baht.
    Haha, I was about to say what a load of bollocks, I went to modernform and asked and they said they had none but I just realised it was loftform i went to......

    Is there a modernform in chiang mai?

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    I would do like the Doc has done and build my own ,,, he has made a tidy job of it to !

    also the big advatage of DIY is that you can customise the inside of the thing to accomadate all your goods and chatells ,,,,,,,, in our case 15% mine and 85% of the wifes
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    ^ I think he is a seppo and, as such, works in those old fashioned measurements called "feet" 24 ' is around 7 metres, quite a large room
    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert
    ^no offense but why don't you save that jargon for the lounge or MKP? This is the construction forum.
    are you referring to the word "seppo"?

    why reserve it for other places? it is perfectly clear who it refers to and why, and. hopefully, the post was informative

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    are you referring to the word "seppo"? why reserve it for other places?
    Carry on then but it is uneccessarily insulting and not heard in normal conversation. Only on web boards. I think this part of the forum should be above that kind of nonsense.
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    see you in the lounge then

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    Well, that went well.
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    I think that this section is not the place to post that type of thing

    better go to the members section

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    Good God what,s happening ? hissy fits in the wardrobe section

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