Published on August 12th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Make every dollar count!

Materials: Stolmen. and pax doors
Description: I saved over $300 and got more space for storage.
~ Mark, San Francisco
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14 Responses to Make every dollar count!

  1. Anonymous says:

    I would like to know how the poster slimmed down the drawer units and how the poster mounted the shelves on the left side without the post. L brackets?

    It would be great if there was at least a little explanation!

  2. Anonymous says:

    does anyone else get the impression that things are being posted these days with no editorial checking? I mean, there are NO details on this post, surely it should have been rejected or at least more information requested.

    I don’t know, it seems lately with the new submission forms the quantity of posts has gone up but the quality (and ingenuity of the hacks) has gone down…

  3. southwick says:

    …Great Hack, instructions would make the post more helpful.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I have similar questions for the track, assuming the track comes with doors purchased, which means they comes in 1.5m, 2m…etc. Can the tracks be cut to your own measurements???
    with the doors, can you get the 2.5 length set, but meaning that the doors will overlap eachother a little?

    anyone shed some light on this?

  5. Leany says:

    I like this hack… my main hesitation in using the Pax system is that they’re based on 50 and 100 cm measurements, and all the closet spaces in our house are NOT… so I think if we were to use this idea, the sliding doors (or folding doors if we chose them) from Pax would not cover the entire opening properly… e.g. one closet is 210 cm wide… leaving 10 cm unaccounted for if we used 2 x 100 cm sliding doors. Any ideas for solutions?

  6. rouven says:

    These black PAX doors are so beutifull!

  7. Lucretius says:

    Interesting! As I understand, the guy used a drywall frame on which he installed the rails. You can see the floor continuing inside the closet space. Nice!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Pax sliding doors are sold separately as a set (2 doors + top and bottom rail). The rails are designed to be attached to the top and bottom of Pax cabinet frames, so this type of hack consists mainly of building some kind of frame around the opening, where the rails can then be attached.

  9. Mymac4ever says:

    @Anonymous (the last one): There was another hack here a while ago where someone did something similar and built a walk-in closet, which makes me believe that the doors are sold separately together with the rails.

    Though the doors are pretty they still cost a small fortune.

    Im also interested in how this was pulled off, ie how the rails where fitted and whats that on the left?

  10. Anonymous says:

    The hack is, instead of using a full PAX system (with base cabinets) he outfitted the inside with the cheaper Stohlman system. Then he fitted the opening to hang the pretty Pax doors, since normally Stohlmans are open on all sides. Doing so saved $300 apparently and I definitely believe it. I may have to use this hack myself if I ever end up moving to a smaller apartment in the city. I think its great!

    I would like to know more about the installation of the doors. Or do they normally come with the rails when you buy them. I’ve never looked that in depth at them.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Was it the installation of shelves and drawers in the closet? I don’t get it.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Can you explain a bit more of what you did?

  13. Anonymous says:

    What was the hack?

  14. zane d says:

    so, pax doors can be mounted just like a regular sliding door for a closet? we have looked at them in the store but for some reason thought it wouldn’t work…

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