Published on October 9th, 2010 | by Jules Yap



Materials: Pax glass closet door AS IS dept.

Description: Repurposed a slab of PAX wardrobe (glass closet door) from the AS-IS dept. into a 7 foot tall 54″ wide water feature for my home based esthetics studio.

-acts as a natural hydrator for wood floors and dry winters!
-soothing sound of streaming water
-dulls conversation chatter white noise

1. build top/bottom box out of plywood
2. line with vapour barrier
3. suspend PAX glass on steel rod with “S” hooks in bottom box
4. attach a manifold (drill tiny holes into copper or PVC pipe) inside top box with adjustable valve to control less/more water flow
5. connect a $70 sump pump from Home Depot from the bottom to the top with 1.5″ tubing
6. Fill up with water and plug ‘er in!

Maintenance: clean with a non-chemical descaler (ie: Norwex)/microfiber cloth; fill up with water as it evaporates.

Cost to build: less than $200
Approximate retail value: $2,000+

See more photos.

~ Mary, Edmonton, Alberta

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

13 Responses to Waterwall

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi! I love it! Very creative! Do you have a website or blog? It would be nice to see more :) . My name is Soraya

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the great responses!
    The floorlamp was from Konto in Edmonton, years ago.
    Nice tip on the pump – mine has worked for a solid 2 years and not given up, but I will check out the Harbor Freight pump too!

    ~Mary @ Gel Nail Bar (facebook)

  3. Kendra says:

    Wow that is genius! I’m trying to figure out where I can incorporate an enormous water feature in my house now…

  4. StrongMan! Solutions says:


  5. Anonymous says:

    Very nice idea, very nicely executed. I’m concerned about the sump pump, though. Those are designed to run intermittently and infrequently, and may die out quite soon if run continuously. We picked up a cheap water fountain pump (1500 gph) from Harbor Freight (about $20 on sale) which we have been using to power our indoor water feature continuously for almost 2 years now.

  6. Cara says:

    What a great idea! I’d love to see more pictures!

  7. Anonymous says:


    this is probably the most interresting project on your site. But, would you mind posting some more details and/or photos? Especially from the upper parts and the pump?

    Greetings from Austria

  8. looks amazing!! u have some wonderful ideas.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I like the floor lamp. Where did you get it?

  10. Anonymous says:

    Nice work!

  11. Dan says:

    This is genius! Well done, I love the way this looks.

  12. wrin says:

    This is amazing! And I’m from Edmonton too so I got an extra big kick out of that.

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