Pax talldoors

Published on November 3rd, 2011 | by Jules IKEAHacker

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Pax Built-Ins (The Tall Doors!)





Materials: 3 Pax Wardrobes and Birkeland Doors

Description: Thanks to all previous hackers for their advice and pictures. It inspired us to save $7K on ‘custom’ closets and give it a go with PAX. Worked out great…for $1K.

1) Build the base. This is primarily to get the closet level – but also useful if you have baseboard trim to match.

2) Build and install boxes one by one. 2 people required.

3) Finish sides and ceiling with 2×2′ attached to the studs/joists, drywall, and plaster.

4) Finish base trim in front of platform you built (6″). We added a base cap to this to ‘hide’ some of the Pax box look.

5) Lastly, paint and add some meaty door hardware for these sizes of doors (93″ high).

The middle box in this pictures includes two drawer units inside – and elec/cable/cat5 in top section for eventual TV.

~ Drew, Boston

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7 Responses to Pax Built-Ins (The Tall Doors!)

  1. Pete says:

    This is a great use of those, and a great way to have built-ins.

    However, I see you’ve covered up some electrical work. You’ll need to cut through the back of the cabinets to expose those outlets, assuming what you did was use them as a junction box. You can’t/shouldn’t have junctions hidden behind walls/cabinets.

    Just dremel out an opening to reveal the old work and cover it with a screwed-on white panel.

  2. Anonymous says:

    You could have used 2×4 for the top of the box frames and thus had a half-shelf and some height? or installed smaller doors above these doors to avoid dead space? Love the finished look though and really considering it myself too! Well done!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Looks wonderful. Great job!!!

  4. Berit says:

    looks great! good job saving all that $$$$!

  5. Bambi says:

    awesome! and thanks for the inspiration :)

  6. Anonymous says:

    Wow!!! Out of this world. Can’t get over the resourcefulness of my IKEA family members.

  7. Great job, but as someone has already posed, you’ll need to box in the wires and electricals so you can get to them if anything goes wrong.

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