For the built in look, the couple started with the construction of a wood base. Then, they assembled the PLATSA wardrobe frame and fitted it on top of the wood base. They added skirting all around the wooden base to match the baseboard.
Now, onto the doors
Steph and James first lighted sanded, cleaned and primed the FONNES doors. Frogtape on the underside of the doors kept the paint lines neat.
Then, came the tough part — cutting the 3mm thick MDF boards into chevrons. They used a circular saw to rip the MDF boards into 8 cm wide strips and then a mitre saw to cut the 45 degree angles.
Next, glueing the strips to the door. A line of No More Nails on the back of the strips did the trick. They used spacers to keep the gaps consistent.
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