In this article we’ll discuss options for the interior for your wardrobe. We’ll look at how a bespoke wardrobe is constructed and the different woods and finishes available for the interior.
The construction of your wardrobe includes the frame, the interior, the doors and hardware (hinges and handles). The interior is made up of upright partitions, shelving, drawers and rails including pull down clothes rails that can be brought to eye level.
A wardrobe is built using a combination of soft and hard woods as woods have different properties. Soft woods are used for the frame as they offer flexibility during production, while hardwoods will give you a quality finish for your doors and drawers.
Much attention will be paid to the doors of your wardrobe but it’s also important to consider the interior. If the wardrobe is in a well used space such as your bedroom, then you’ll be using the wardrobe daily so it’s good to choose something you like as a back drop to your clothes and belongings.
Which finish to choose for your wardrobe interior
I offer three options to choose from for your wardrobe interior. I have sourced the very best of suppliers and products to give you piece of mind that your wardrobe will not only look good, but will last you for years.
The choices below are listed in terms of price, with the most cost effective listed first.
We use a quality product called Finsa 12Twenty from Spain. The baseboard is a double sided MDF (fibreboard) and offers a wide range of wood grains or unicolours (block colours) to choose from. This choice is cost-effective and easy to maintain as it can simply be wiped clean with a cloth.
Interior boards can be made of MDF and painted in a colour and finish of your choice. We love an eggshell finish with a 5% sheen. The interior can be painted in any colour allowing you to colour match your wardrobe with the rest of your furniture. We recommend a quality paint such as Little Green or Farrow & Ball. Painted wood will last for years but will eventually need some minor maintenance and touching up.
Real Wood Veneers
Veneers are a popular choice as they give you a natural wood finish but without the expense of solid wood. Veneers come in a wide variety of woods, finishes and colours so you can match the finish to your taste and home. The boards are made up of a core board and a veneered exterior of real wood with a natural grain in several choices including oak, walnut or maple. We use a company called Finsa for our real wood veneers. We love this company as it is also committed to sustainable growth. The veneer is long lasting and can be finished and polished just like solid wood.
Customers often ask about solid wood. Solid wood is a good choice for bookcases but not for wardrobe interiors as it tends to move, cup or twist over time. However, if you're looking for a truly luxurious feel, solid wood can be used for drawer fronts, shelves, and doors. This choice of wood is very durable and will last you for years. Due to the nature of quality solid wood (the weight, size and supply), the production time is often longer which will also be reflected in the price.
When building your wardrobe we first discuss your requirements, we assess the space and then draw up a bespoke design using CAD software. We’ll offer useful advice to help you make decisions regarding the door types, the choice of woods and the hardware.
If you would like to discuss a bespoke wardrobe for your home then get in touch to find out more.
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