I am going to tackle a set of built in wardrobes for our slightly-less-than standard width alcove. Annoyingly it is about 149cm wide whereas most wardrobes are 150! Silly new-build designers.
The space is 149 x 239cm (w x h) and I currently have a standard 100cm wide Pax wardrobe in there just as a tie-over until I get something better sorted, and now is that time!
Thinking of something built in and a little more bespoke but in the same style of the Pax system - simple boxes with doors to house a clothing rail and a few shelves/drawers - I'm just wondering the best way to go about the longer span and the most appropriate materials to use.
Design-wise, I am not sure whether I should be doing 3 boxes of 48cm width each or whether to do 1 x 96cm and 1 x 48cm.
I've seen a lot of folks online use 18mm MDF for the carcasses but I'm worried about potential sagging of a longer stretch. Would this be something mitigated by using melamine chipboard instead? Or is MDF the strongest and bestest to go for?
I am planning on making these full height with internal shelves at the top like:
Is this something that would also need consideration for sagging etc?
Of course, all advice is welcome.