Sliding wardrobe furniture is in demand and popular today. With some knowledge and basic work skills, such a structure can be made independently. It differs from the usual dress wardrobe by the presence of a sliding door system. To realize creative ideas and dreams, you need to correctly calculate the doors of the closet.
You don't need much space to install it. The main advantage is that the ceiling, floor and walls can be used as the walls of the structure. This is a built in wardrobe. It cannot be moved. The free-standing design differs from older models by the sliding door system. Internal filling, location of partitions, shelves, drawers depends on the size of the model and the installation location. The principle of manufacturing a wardrobe implies the possibility of changing it - the transformation of interior decoration, the replacement and combination of door panels. The basis of such furniture is a stable and high-quality sliding system. The calculation of wardrobe doors is based on measurements of the width and height of the room. Measurements must be as accurate as possible.It is necessary to take into account the unevenness of the walls, the presence of skirting boards and baguettes.
Choice of sliding system
There are many mechanisms for wardrobes and wardrobes. The principle of operation of all systems is the same. Door leafs on rails are shifted to the side, opening one or another part of the internal space. The structure of the system is made of metal or aluminum. The latter are cheaper, but wear out faster during daily operation. The systems differ in the material of manufacture, the profile (open or closed) of the guides. They can be single or double. Sliding systems can be upper and lower and differ in configuration. Depending on the intended dimensions, the furniture may have more than two doors. The quantity corresponds to the number of rails in the guides. The calculation of wardrobe doors also depends on the number of door leaf overlaps.
How to calculate door dimensions
While wardrobes can be custom-sized, they should aim for some standard. For safety reasons, the height of the door should be no more than 2600 mm, and the width of one leaf - 450 mm. The recommended depth is from 400 mm to 600 mm. The formula for calculating sliding wardrobe doors is quite simple:
- The height of the door (H dv) is equal to the height of the opening (Vpr) - 40 mm.
- The width of the door (W dv) can be calculated by the formula: W dv \u003d (W pr + 20mm) / 2, where W pr is the width of the opening, 20 mm is the increase for overlapping doors, 2 is the number of door panels. To calculate threedoor panels, the increase is 40 mm.
- Length of upper and lower rails: L eg=W pr.
- Vertical profile length: D vert=B dv.
In order not to be mistaken, it is better to calculate wardrobe doors after assembling the frame and installing internal partitions and shelves.
Facade - the main and visible part of the wardrobe. In addition to the classic filling options (chipboard (laminated chipboard) or mirror), there are many other interesting solutions. This is painting on glass or mirror. Embossed glass, sprayed glass or stained glass drawings. Facades are available in artificial leather, decorative plastic, natural bamboo or rattan. Filling options are combined. Inserts in the door can be framed with a profile of various geometric shapes. Depending on the filling material and the type of sliding system, the calculation of the dimensions of the closet doors may differ slightly. When calculating combined doors, the filling height is reduced by 4.5 mm if its thickness is 40 mm, respectively, by 1.5 mm if the filling thickness is 10 mm. The glass and mirror filling on the reverse side must be reinforced with an impact-resistant coating.