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Published on March 4th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Walk through my Pax doors!

Three single Pax doors, gypse and screws…

Description: Simply installed three single Pax doors in front of my walk-in. Two of the doors are fixed into the floor, and the third one can glide either on the left or on the right… The lights are doing the rest of the job!

~ Olivier Visentin, Montréal, Canada

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12 Responses to Walk through my Pax doors!

  1. Anonymous #3 says:

    So so glad I found this I am attempting something similar and was about to give up! Thanks to previous Anonymous who broke it down and to Olivier for posting the great looking project.
    You can purchase the door panels alone but I am currently trying to purchase the rails and they don’t seem to sell them. Online customer service suggested I go to the local store to try to get parts from their recovery dept.
    Anyone find a way to get the rails alone?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Can you buy the doors only?….or do you have to buy the entire wardrobe system?

  3. Anonymous says:

    New Anonymous (don’t have any of the accounts listed).
    Would it be possible to list the parts you have purchased and some close up photos from the sliding track mounted in the ceiling? I’m interested in doing a similar job, but I’m not sure about the sliding part requirements and a good idea on how to fix it to ceiling and floor.
    Thank you very much. Merci.

  4. Olivier. Visentin says:

    Wow! Nothing to add… You got it all!
    The mobile door is surprisingly stable, because when you move it you have to put some foward pressure on it in order to make it glide.
    We used 2 top tracks, cutted one to dimension.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hi everyone, I’m the same anonymous first-poster. Thankfully, Olivier will post more details soon, but upon closer inspection of his photos, what I determined for myself was similar to what icerabbit mentioned.

    - A drop-ceiling in front of the doors to hide the top track area.

    - Only one top-track was used, possibly two in order to achieve the required length (cut to size)

    - Both stationary doors use the “interior” PAX door fittings

    - The mobile door slides in front of both stationary doors

    - The stationary doors are fixed to the floor as shown with the second picture Olivier provided.

    Hard work aside, I suppose there’s not too much left to describe, although I am curious as to how stable the mobile-door is without the bottom-track to keep it from swaying.

  6. O.visentin says:

    I will post somme details in a few days, I’m a french speaking person, so let me some time to translate some pertinent details…

  7. This door configuration is very clever and looks great. I agree with the anonymous post above, I am curious about the details of construction, maybe you could add that later.

  8. icerabbit says:

    @anonymous It would be helpful indeed to have a little extra info presented here.

    I surmise from the pictures that they put in a shallow lowered ceiling in the closet, giving room or the recessed lights and an edge to hang the door track. Then put in a hollow box beam in front of it to have more recessed lights. With some framing, drywall and everything it entails, not a 1-2-3 hour job.

  9. Pacific NW Blogfan says:

    Looks excellent.

  10. Anonymous says:

    With all due respect, I think one of the requirements for having stuff presented on this site should be that at least a brief (but meaningful) description of how it was made should also be provided.

  11. home decorations says:

    One of the great things about the IKEA PAX wardrobes, is the huge sliding doors. Well, ok, the amazing flexibility of storage solutions……I love this doors.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Your hack looks great, I just have two quick questions:

    1) Are the panels that are stationary fixed to the floor?

    2) Did you use a bottom-track at all for the mobile-door?


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