Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > Australia
Reload this Page >

Sydney - where to buy free-standing wardrobes?

Sydney - where to buy free-standing wardrobes?

Old May 20th 2008, 2:04 am
  #1  
Auntie Fa
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Seattle
Posts: 7,344
Kooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond repute
Default Sydney - where to buy free-standing wardrobes?

Before we moved in, our LL agreed (through his agent) that we could install wardrobes at our own expense. Now he has said he'd rather we removed anything on leaving, so sticking in some (e.g., Ikea) fitted ones seems a bit stupid if we have to make good the walls later.

We had to do something similar in Singapore and managed to find some very spacious and inexpensive free-standing wardrobes, cost us about GBP600 for 3 (ten doors in total). They weren't wood but they did a very good impression, and they held a lot more than most I've seen.

Any clues as to where I would get some in Sydney would be much appreciated, or even somebody that would make me some.

TIA
Kooky. is offline  
Old May 20th 2008, 3:15 am
  #2  
Full Throttle
 
stevemich's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2005
Location: here
Posts: 1,728
stevemich has a reputation beyond reputestevemich has a reputation beyond reputestevemich has a reputation beyond reputestevemich has a reputation beyond reputestevemich has a reputation beyond reputestevemich has a reputation beyond reputestevemich has a reputation beyond reputestevemich has a reputation beyond reputestevemich has a reputation beyond reputestevemich has a reputation beyond reputestevemich has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Sydney - where to buy free-standing wardrobes?

Originally Posted by Seasider View Post
Before we moved in, our LL agreed (through his agent) that we could install wardrobes at our own expense. Now he has said he'd rather we removed anything on leaving, so sticking in some (e.g., Ikea) fitted ones seems a bit stupid if we have to make good the walls later.

We had to do something similar in Singapore and managed to find some very spacious and inexpensive free-standing wardrobes, cost us about GBP600 for 3 (ten doors in total). They weren't wood but they did a very good impression, and they held a lot more than most I've seen.

Any clues as to where I would get some in Sydney would be much appreciated, or even somebody that would make me some.

TIA
It all depends on how much you want to spend I suppose. Ikea do do free standing ones (we have them for our kids rooms), but they may not be what you are after.
There are a number of specialist furniture shops down Military Road toward Mosman (Jimmy Possum etc) that will have some in or make them for you, but will be pricey.
Failing that there are a number of 2nd hand furniture places around the city. We have one near us in Lane Cove that seems to sell a whole range of "real" (i.e. not flatpack) furniture that is in good condition and may well suit you down to the ground.
Steve
stevemich is offline  
Old May 20th 2008, 6:04 am
  #3  
Auntie Fa
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Seattle
Posts: 7,344
Kooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Sydney - where to buy free-standing wardrobes?

Thanks Steve. I'm convinced I would need about 6 of the Ikea ones just for me. The ones I had in Sg had a rail, an adjustable shelf below it, and a set of shelves to one side. Shame they weren't worth the cost of upgrading to a 40ft container.

(We've currently got 4 Ikea clothes rails and they're groaning, and that's before our seafreight arrives. Between us we have 40 pairs of shoes and I daren't even mention handbags...)

I'll take a look anyway, will be going again soon. Also head down Military Road and to Lane Cove at the weekend, perhaps.
Kooky. is offline  
Old May 20th 2008, 7:40 am
  #4  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Jun 2004
Location: Hills District
Posts: 1,399
Gibbo has a reputation beyond reputeGibbo has a reputation beyond reputeGibbo has a reputation beyond reputeGibbo has a reputation beyond reputeGibbo has a reputation beyond reputeGibbo has a reputation beyond reputeGibbo has a reputation beyond reputeGibbo has a reputation beyond reputeGibbo has a reputation beyond reputeGibbo has a reputation beyond reputeGibbo has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Sydney - where to buy free-standing wardrobes?

Originally Posted by Seasider View Post
Thanks Steve. I'm convinced I would need about 6 of the Ikea ones just for me. The ones I had in Sg had a rail, an adjustable shelf below it, and a set of shelves to one side. Shame they weren't worth the cost of upgrading to a 40ft container.

(We've currently got 4 Ikea clothes rails and they're groaning, and that's before our seafreight arrives. Between us we have 40 pairs of shoes and I daren't even mention handbags...)

I'll take a look anyway, will be going again soon. Also head down Military Road and to Lane Cove at the weekend, perhaps.
Or there's always ebay. One of my sons bought one recently from there. Older style - $50.
Gibbo is offline  
Old May 20th 2008, 8:45 am
  #5  
Forum Regular
 
wbbugs's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: Baulkham Hills, NSW
Posts: 37
wbbugs will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Sydney - where to buy free-standing wardrobes?

http://sydney.gumtree.com.au/
wbbugs is offline  
Old May 20th 2008, 9:26 am
  #6  
Crazy Cat Lady
 
moneypenny20's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 65,493
moneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Sydney - where to buy free-standing wardrobes?

So how many handbags does your husband have then
moneypenny20 is offline  
Old May 20th 2008, 11:05 am
  #7  
Auntie Fa
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Seattle
Posts: 7,344
Kooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond reputeKooky. has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Sydney - where to buy free-standing wardrobes?

Oh he has manbags.
Kooky. is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2022 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.