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How to Make a Double Door Wardrobe for Your Bedroom That Is Stylish and Functional

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A wardrobe is a great way to add storage to your bedroom and keep your clothes organized. But if you’re like most people, you don’t have the space for a large armoire. A double-door wardrobe is a perfect solution. It takes up less space than an armoire, but it has more storage than a single-door wardrobe. Plus, it looks stylish and can be customized to fit your needs.

The purpose of this post is to explain to you how to design and build a beautiful 2 door wardrobes for your bedroom. Every step, from the design process to adding hardware, is covered in detail. You can follow along or just use the plans to customize your own wardrobe with materials you have on hand!

DIY Instructions for Making a Double Door Wardrobe

Design is the cornerstone of all great projects. A wardrobe, no matter how simple it is, requires some forethought and design before you start building. So let’s look at how to make a wardrobe for your bedroom!

Choose the Right Materials

The first step is to choose the right materials for your wardrobe. You can use just about any kind of wood as long as it’s not warped or twisted. Here are some examples:

  • Pine, common, inexpensive, and easy to work with but tends to warp over time
  • Redwood, very durable, weathers well but is expensive
  • Poplar, resists warping fairly well but requires paint or stain for protection
  • Cedar, weathers well and repels insects but is expensive

You will also need paneling to cover the doors. For a rustic look, you can use tongue-and-groove paneling. For a sleeker look, you can use plywood boards.

Design the Wardrobe to Your Liking

Once you have chosen the right materials, it’s time to design your wardrobe. You can take measurements of your bedroom and then sketch out the perfect design for your space or you can wing it! Don’t be afraid to try out different designs. There’s no wrong way to design your wardrobe as long as it fits in your space and meets your needs. Draw a simple sketch of what you want the final result to look like on some graph paper and then plan how large each door should be.

Now that you have designed your double wardrobes, it’s time to build it!

Getting Started

Now that you have your design, it’s time to get started. Before you begin building your wardrobe, gather all of the tools and materials you will need for this project. These are some of the most common tools used in this project:

  • Tape measure
  • Router
  • Circular saw
  • Drill (with drill bits, screwdriver bits)

The most important tool you will need is your saw. This project requires many cut-outs so invest in the best quality circular saw you can afford.

Measure Your Space and Design the Wardrobe to Be Centered

Measure the space you have to work with and plan where your wardrobe will be located. For example, if you want to center it along one wall, then measure how large it needs to be so that both doors can swing open without hitting anything. Draw up another sketch on graph paper showing this design. This is important because you will need to build the shelves and back paneling accordingly.

Frame the Wardrobe

Start by making the base of your wardrobe. Cut out all of the pieces according to your design and assemble the frame as shown in the picture on this page. Use nails or screws and wood glue to make it extra sturdy (wood glue is always a good idea on any project).

Cut Panels to Size

A wardrobe made from pine or poplar boards will need to be painted or stained. If you are using tongue-and-groove paneling for the doors, then only cut the panels to size and leave them unstained until after installation.

Build Shelves

Decide on how thick your shelves should be and build each shelf out of board pieces. Each shelf should be the same height as the distance between your frame boards. Measure this and cut all of your shelves to size at once so that they are even. You can attach them with nails or glue depending on how sturdy you want them.

Install Panels

Next, install the paneling on each door using small nails along the top edge of each paneling board. Remember that you should have cut out each door so that they are the correct size to fit into your frame.

Smooth Edges

Use sandpaper to smooth any rough or jagged edges on your wardrobe where necessary. Then install the doors by removing them from their hinges and attaching them to the front of your new wardrobe with screws.

Attach Doors to Wardrobe Frame

Finally, use a hammer or screwdriver to attach the hinges along the top of each door and then reattach them to the front of your new wardrobe. Then, test out how well your new wardrobe works by hanging clothes from your shelves and testing both doors so they close without getting stuck in between one another.

Benefits of Having a Wardrobe in Your Bedroom

A bedroom wardrobe can help keep your clothes organized and give you more storage space for other things such as towels, sheets, books, and other items. Here are some benefits of having a wardrobe in your bedroom:

  1. Clothes stay put let’s face it, no one wants to live out of a suitcase
  2. Clothes are easily accessible
  3. Clothes stay neat and presentable
  4. Convenient way to create more functional closet space


Building your own wardrobe is a great way to save money and have exactly the design you want in your bedroom. Not only will you get to choose the materials, but you can also customize the size and shape to fit your exact needs. With just a few simple tools and some basic carpentry skills, you can build this project in just a weekend!

Double Wardrobes

Double Wardrobes

Many people want to store their clothes in an organized way, but do not have the space for a closet. They can purchase a double door wardrobe that is typically about 4 feet wide and 6 feet long. This size of this range is perfect to get all of your clothes in one place! It also makes your bedroom look more orderly.

Many people want to store their clothes in an organized way, but do not have the space for a closet. They can purchase a double door wardrobe that is typically about 4 feet wide and 6 feet long. This size of this range is perfect to get all of your clothes in one place! It also makes your bedroom look more orderly.