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Published on July 20th, 2007 | by Jules IKEAHacker

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replacing a built-in wardrobe’s sliding doors





bruce‘s wardrobe needed new sliding doors and the pax stordal made a great fit. love the birch finish.

“my wife and i love the malm furniture in our bedroom and needed to find replacement doors for our closet that would complement the furniture. i came across the pax stordal sliding door frames in the as-is department at ikea for $50.00 and bought six 1/8” baltic birch plywood panels for $2.99 each.

wardrobe sliding doorsi cut the metal frame of the doors down to fit in the existing closet opening in our bedroom and then cut the plywood panels to fit the frame and applied three coats of polyurethane. i used the pax stordal hardware for the top and the existing sliding door hardware i had for the bottom. the side trim for the pax stordal doors was cut and used as a top trim piece on the finished project. the total cost of this hack was under $90.00 for great looking doors.”

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6 Responses to replacing a built-in wardrobe’s sliding doors

  1. aldyn says:

    what a great idea. it looks perfect!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Can you explain how did you cut the metal frame of the doors to fit in the closet opening? Thanks

  3. Matthias says:

    You casually mention that you used the pax stordal sliding door hardware for the top. I’d be interested to know how you did that, since on a pax closet the rail is mounted on the top of the frame. I know it’s not easy to use that hardware for an application like yours because I did the same thing. I constructed 2 built-in closets using the pax sliding doors. I’ll send it pics later. Just discovered this great web site :)

  4. Anonymous says:

    I would also like to know how you cut the doors and used the existing hanger hardware. I have installed two sets of these in my house and I have one closet that the standard sizes won’t fit.

  5. Mateo says:

    Not my project, but I can offer some advice. You can cut the aluminum 2 ways (I am sure there are more). The first is with a hack saw using a miter box. For more precision, you can using a miter saw (some call this a chop saw, but this is a power tool) with a blade made for cutting aluminum. As with any DIY project, it is highly recommended that you where ear, eyes and breathing protection.

  6. I’m really impressed with what you’ve achieved. They very proffessional. How do they run?
    Would you permit me to use your photo & story on my site? Happy to link back.

    Sophie

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