Published on February 1st, 2012 | by Jules Yap


PAX door as a picture frame and window

PAX door as a picture frame and window

Materials: PAX wardrobe door

Description: I got a PAX door in AS-IS for $10. I needed natural light in my kitchen, so I removed the drywall at 1″ less than the door size to find the best place for my window. There was only on passible, so I used art tape to fill the other windows with watercolor paper. I glued the door to the wall using liquid nails and used the clips you get with the kitchen cabinet crown molding to secure the door while glue dried. I placed a glass picture frame on the kitchen side.

~ Pradeep Bhanot, foster City, California

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2 Responses to PAX door as a picture frame and window

  1. Anonymous says:

    This is an amazing idea! like hans said, i would suggest a “hanging construction” too – to have better access to the backside.
    I have those paxdoors too and you can see through the glass when the object behind is close to it.

  2. Hans says:

    More pics would be nice. Dont understand how you can add pictures to the empty “frames” if the whole door is glued to the wall

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