When Chris du Toit of iPower Home Automation wanted new fitted wardrobes for the master bedroom and the bedrooms of his two children, he had a design for each in mind and wanted a high-quality job done.  He had heard about Cutshop from a neighbourhood friend and decided to give our North Shore branch a call.

After talking through the design for varying combinations of long and short hanging space and semi-open drawers, cut away at an angle to view the contents easily, Chris ordered the panels, Blum hardware and some large sliding doors.  There was a total of 26 drawers for the three bedrooms.

“It would have cost three times more if I’d had the units custom-made and fitted,” said Chris.  “And I probably wouldn’t have done it.  For less money I could have had a much simpler design made from cheaper materials – but I wanted high quality end-product – and Cutshop delivered.”

Chris chose 18mm supawood (MDF) to provide an extremely strong, durable structure with the same material and a combination of soft close and push-open mechanisms for the drawers.  Everything arrived flat-packed and ready to build.  “It took three full days to assemble.  There was a lot of work in gluing and clamping the drawers, but it was worth it for the quality of materials and the end-result.”

Each member of the family now has storage space to suit their needs.  Large drawers for Chris’s 12-year old son, so that clothes can be put away with the minimum of fuss and effort.  A combination of hanging space and drawers for their young daughter and his and hers drawers with plenty of long and short hanging space in the master bedroom — creating more than double the space they had previously.

“Using Cutshop took a lot of labour out of the job — it would have been way too time-consuming to cut it all myself,” said Chris.  “The design process was straightforward, and the Cutshop team were helpful.  I’d do it again.”


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