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Guide: Best material for wardrobes

In this blog we will try to answer some of the common questions which go through the mind of a buyer when deciding about getting a modular wardrobe for their home.

What Are The Right Materials For My Wardrobe/Cabinet?

There are quite a few wardrobe materials options available today such as :

1. Plywood

Plywood is a material manufactured from thin layers or “plies” of wood veneers that are glued together. Plywood is primarily used for kitchen cabinets and wardrobe boxes. Plywood is a framework material that is finished with veneer or laminate. Certain commercial ply types are used for furniture in low moisture areas such as living rooms.

2. Particle Board

These are made of wood chips glued together and pressed to form long sheets. Being low density wood it is rather bendy, so it can be used well when making long panels for wardrobe doors spanning nine-feet. Used correctly the overall furnishing cost can be greatly reduced as the prices are relativly cheaper compared to MDF and plywood. Good low cost option for wardrobes and other furniture that is not going to be exposed to a lot of moisture or kept out in the open.

3. MDF

Medium-Density Fibreboard (MDF) is an engineered wood pulp, made by breaking down real wood pieces into wood fibres. It is then glued using special resin and by applying high pressure and temperature. It’s cheaper than plywood and it is a good option compared to particle board as it is stronger and more durable. The surface is so smooth that knots will not develop and it is ideal for painting and other flat furnishing products. This is the best material for making wardrobe shutters. Being consistent, its edges remain smooth without any splinters or voids.


This is the most expensive of all the above materials and it has the highest resistance to water exposure, even higher than solid wood. It is highly durable and can withstand harsh temperatures with the added advantage of being Borer and Termite resistant. If your wardrobes are used roughly and exposed to moisture, HDHMR is the best option. However, since wardrobes are not normally exposed to moisture or water, MDF would be a good choice for a wardrobe shutter while the body can be of plywood or particle board.

Finishing Materials For Wardrobe / Cabinets

1. Veeners

Veneer is one of the most popular choices

for wardrobe finishes. Made of thin wooden

sheets, veneers are go-to for an elegant and warm look. There are so many affordable design choices available under this material that they can suit themes of all sorts.

2. Laminates

Laminates are just an attractive buy as veneers because they are cost-effective, durable, and water-resistant. The wide assortment of laminates in terms of designs, colours, and finishes, which range from high-gloss, textured to matte finishes allow users to make a particular choice

3. Glass

With a rather modern approach, glass as a coating for wardrobes is a wonderful idea that can instantly give your room a very unique look. The framework, design, and extent of the glass used can be modified to complement the room décor. Owing to the plethora of glass types available such as opaque, printed, frosted and stained, etc., glass cabinet shutters may not look the same in all the instances. They offer a lot of potentials to experiment with.

4. Leather & PU painted wardrobes

Coming off as unexpected, PU and leather can be great materials for cabinet because of their high aesthetic values. Something like leather for cabinet can instantly make the whole room appear bolder. It can also look very elegant and expensive. PU painted wardrobes can be very exciting a choice for those who love to experiment. They instantly add an industrial look that can contradict most themes, but can still manage to look cohesive.

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