New cupboard doors made to size

It’s taken four years, but we finally have cupboard doors for one of our bedrooms.

Basically we have a in-built cupboard and needed doors to be made and fitted. We spoke to some carpenters and we looking at about £500 – £600 for a carcass and doors.

So I went online and looked for doors made to size. I found three sites and they were all very helpful giving me information on getting dimensions to them for a quote.

After my research, we had two options: build a carcass and doors or build a frame and doors. We decided on the latter and Mr BH measured up, bought some strip wood and made the frame himself. The wood cost about £20 from B&Q. It really wasn’t hard and I reckon I could have done it too. I then painted the frame to match the bedroom wall (another tip given by the guys we bought from) and he fixed them to the wall.

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The cupboard in the wall was now ready for doors. We sent the dimensions to all three websites I had found earlier, but only one (even after chasing) actually came back with a quote – aka The Cutting Room. I had a lot of questions and we started some email to and fro-ing, but the guys actually rang me to talk through what I wanted to know. That was top service for a lady who really doesn’t know much about doors.

photo 1They told me to check the site for the finish I wanted and that I could order samples. The samples came and I made my choice and ordered with trepidation as the quote came in at £180 for two doors and hinges. I was concerned as the doors I had ordered were MDF doors, something I have never done before…always going for full wooden furniture.

I needn’t have worried though. The doors came within the quoted two weeks. They were heavy and the finish was superb. As they are for a cupboard that isn’t on display, the finish is great. They actually look like wood until you get about a foot away.

The photos below are of a close up of the doors, doors fixed on the wall and now with handles on.

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