Published on July 15th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Sliding doors for bedroom storage

Materials: Pax, Elga, Besta rail, Faktum Harlig

Description: I wanted to close a storage area in the bedroom.

I used some Pax doors as fixed elements, 2 Elga doors as sliding doors.

The rail is a Besta rail (180cm) assembled on a wood frame.

Fabric on the doors hides the mess behind.

Wheels have been fixed on Elga doors on a wood frame too.

Some faktum (harling) doors, drawer fronts and lack shelf add a bit of design touch.

Approx 150 euro of Ikea pieces.

~ Fabrizio, Italy

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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".

8 Responses to Sliding doors for bedroom storage

  1. Anonymous says:

    Love your project, Can you please provides close up picture of how the rails and door attach to each other.

  2. Beth says:

    I want to use the Elga Aneboda sliding doors to cover the 47.5″ wide closet openings in a condo. Where did you get the wheels that work with the Besta frames? I spoke to someone in the closet department at Ikea and she said that the wheels comes with the wardrobe kit.


    • Anonymous says:

      correct. rails and weels of ELGA comes with the wardrobe structure (and are not so handy as they are top and bottom and hang to the wardrobe structure). So i used a BESTA RAIL which comes out with wheels already. works on top only, but if you use pretty light doors, then it will do (if you use a bottom rail then remember you have to jump!!)

      anyway, if you need further pics or assistence, feel free to shout! :)

      fabrizio, italy

  3. DJinny says:

    wow! Its a very classy look! I love the vase on the tiny shelve too!

  4. SoLo says:

    This is so great. I’ve been wondering if you can’t make sliding doors yourself and with this great result, I don’t think I’ll be scared to try it in the future.

  5. I love what you done here. I like the idea of sliding cabinets. The lightness of the panel will not make a lot of noise either.

  6. G. Roma says:

    nice project with these sliding doors

  7. Willy says:

    Ottimo lavoro, complimenti!!!

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