getting cabinets made for you - any recommendations?

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  1. richard plumb

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    So the wife has decided we're getting the lounge redone. Part of that is she wants low units either side of the chimney breast, with a gloss white finish. Can't find them anywhere, so was thinking of perhaps getting some carcasses made and using kitchen doors or similar.

    any suggestions or is it just a case of whacking together some measurements and talking to a friendly carpenter?

    Any idea where to look for non-standard kinds of cabinets (i.e gloss white, around 100cm wide by amp+DVD player+ skybox high)

    The left of the two cabinets is likely to have all my AV stuff in it, so will be quite crowded. I was thinking of just having one big opening (or perhaps one vertical divider) and then cutting slots at the top for ventilation. Sound alright?
     
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    Hi. I build AV units. Can build to your own spec and in any colour and finish you want. Can send you photos of units done. Might be able to suggest ideas I have used on units before that you might find will be what you are looking for. If interested contact me on private message.
     
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    i used www.jali.co.uk

    another member of the forum used them for AV cabinets and said they had quite a few requests for them so took into accomodation vents etc and put them in for him,

    you can download the designer and have a play with it
     
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    Hi,

    Not sure if Shahedz was referring to me directly, but here is a thread in which I used Jali to build some made-to-measure units for either side of a false fireplace.

    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=402857

    Software was easy to use and they will further customise your design on request. Can't recommend them highly enough.

    CaptainCook
     
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    thanks for all the feedback. I've gone with IKEA cabinets in the end as they were the only ones I could find with glossy doors. Although at only 40cm deep I might have to work something out for my receiver.

    Hopefully the measurements are pretty close to the size I need, then I hope to blend them into a false front on the chimney breast. I'll have a word with the builder that'll knock down my fireplace and see what he recommends.

    This is all supposed to wait until March when the missus is away for a few weeks, but most of the stuff is here and I'm itching to get going
     

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