Published on March 9th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Hacker Help: Sliding doors for the Aneboda?

Materials: Aneboda

Hi everyone :)
I have a relatively small bedroom and not enough money to afford a sliding door wardrobe.

I’ve been eyeing the Aneboda wardrobes for sale on the second hand websites and ever since I stumbled on Ikeahackers I’ve wanted to do some hacking myself!

Is there any way to transform two Aneboda wardrobes into one large sliding wardrobe?

Any ideas??


~ Diana, Australia

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6 Responses to Hacker Help: Sliding doors for the Aneboda?

  1. GXA says:

    Put blinds rather than doors. I also have little space and that was my solution

  2. Erica says:

    I would use fabric as well. You could get a thin curtain rod (maybe like the Irja Ikea has) and hack it so that it fits the width of your aneboda. Then sew a simple rod pocket or even fold and clip your curtains to the rod. They could even hang to the floor to give the cupboard a longer appearance.

    Or to make it even more dramatic, (depending on your ceilings) you could take the curtains all the way up to the ceiling, remove the doors from the wardrobe and hide it behind the curtains. That might give you more storage on the top of the wardrobe as well that can’t be seen unless the curtains are pulled back.

    Have fun hacking!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Fabric panels fixed to base and top using clothesline wire threaded through hems? Cheaper and won’t stress the unit as much as actual doors. Just make sure there’s enough fabric for the panels to ruche nicely.

  4. Anonymous says:

    The Aneboda is really not worth any hacking, esp. if you get it second hand. We’ve had it for a couple of years and it is really not the best buy we’ve ever made. I am afraid simply disassembling it would mean its final stroke. Plus, I don’t think it’s sturdy enough to try and make sliding doors.
    You could try just buying the sliding doors and constructing a frame to attach them to. There’s been quite a lot of such hacks on Ikea Hackers.

  5. Anonymous says:

    By the time you’ve bought two Aneboda wardrobes and what you’d need to convert the doors, you will have spend enough to buy yourself the Elga wardrobe. It’s almost the width of two Aneboda and already has sliding doors.

  6. Idea: Either take the rails of a Pax drawer or -even better – 4 of these (do not mind the german text, it’s on behalf of teh pictures):
    Mount them to the top and bottom of your aneboda and likewise top and bottom of the doors.
    Good Luck

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