Published on March 16th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Design Studio – Sliding Conference Room Wall

Materials: Pax wardrobe doors, barn door track and hardware, printed graphic image

We created a series of open rooms in a design studio but wanted a way to screen them off when clients came in to hide contents, cover up messes, create a bit of optional privacy, etc.

We decided to use a series (5) IKEA Pax wardrobe doors with coroplast inserts (not sure if this model is still available) as the screening dividers. We then found a small architectural sketch that we had done for a project and enlarged it to 8′ x 20′ wide using Adobe Illustrator. We printed the black image using a large format plotter on to an optically clear, adhesive backed material. We then cut the image in to 5 pieces and applied them to the doors.

For the final install, we bought commercially available barn door track and hardware and installed the doors in a continuous run.

The doors can slide the entire with of all three rooms to create visual breaks, one large backlit (from outside windows) image, etc.

~ Scott Richardson, Cleveland, OH

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6 Responses to Design Studio – Sliding Conference Room Wall

  1. Chris says:

    Great budget solution.

    I’m also interested in where you sourced the barn door hardware – and if you might show a close-up of how it anchors to the Pax doors at the top?

  2. Very impressive. There are, of course, commercial meeting room dividers available, but they are going to be much more expensive than this DIY solution. Nice.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Would love to know where the hardware is from!! Really awesome work… BRAVO

  4. MacMama says:

    You make it sound so easy! Looks great, love how it is your actual work up there!

  5. luckylass says:

    Awesome!!! Out of curiosity, where did you get the barn door tracks? I am in C town too.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Really cool looking!

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