Remember when I shared my recent bedroom renovation with JYSK? Well, I’d took a week off from DIY to plan and design my space. I couldn’t just haphazardly pick things from a store, build them and plonk them in the corner of the room. It was a much needed collaboration project so I wanted it to look amazing.
Everything was picked carefully, including knowing what spaces we’d be left with along side our wardrobe next to the chimney breast. It was extremely challenging that this used to the living room, but I made things happen.
And the very last job was to scribe these two filler pieces for a fitted wardrobe look.
A word of warning though: scribing between a specific gap isn’t easy. However, when I scribed a camper van kitchen cupboard to fit inside the contours – that was easy. So from one novice to another, if you need to fill a gap that you’ll never use, then you might not want to worry about 100% perfection.
As this task offered an opportunity to learn, I took the more challenging look and tried to cut something for an immediate finish. There were a number of reasons this didn’t quite work out:
- My downward jigsaw blade still left chips on the high gloss panels (even when using masking tape).
- The wall was far beyond straight, which may not have helped even a pro.
- My cheap Asda compass may not have been good enough (I’ve seen £30 scribing tools for sale, but didn’t want the cost).
- My jigsaw blade cut on an angle while cutting from the opposite side, meaning I absolutely had to use caulk in the end.
- Oh, and to top it off, it was the hottest day of the year so far when I cut my panels. Frustrating when you need a job doing.
So it was challenging to say the least. But if you don’t want such a hair pulling experience, then think about whether you’d be happy with caulk if needed.
Yes, I am happy with it now. I no longer need to do a thing to this room. And I’ve got some more experience under my belt for next time.
If you want to know how I cut and fitted it to my wardrobe, then here’s some visual learning. And if you think “I could do better than her”, then go and do it. What are you waiting for?
TOTAL COST FOR JOB: AROUND £26
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