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Published on May 26th, 2012 | by Jules Yap



Materials: VIKA ALEX, saw, and drill or glue

Description: I was looking for a chest of drawers to put in my PAX. It should be about half of the body in width, with the appropriate height and nice looking. So I came across the Vika Alex chest of drawers, with the perfect width and the same depth as the PAX! It was only a bit too tall. No problem, I have a saw! :)

So, I decided to just reduce it to the 3 top drawers. I sawed the sides and back and just followed the IKEA instructions to assemble it. As a nice side effect, I got a second chest of 2 drawers by just assembling the remaining pieces and using the base as the top of the new chest (I drilled 6 holes on the top of the sides and used the six screws from the base to attach the top).

Result: two perfect and sturdy chests of drawers for my PAX.

~ Carla

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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".

3 Responses to VIKA ALEX in the PAX

  1. Anonymous says:

    Great idea, might just steal it from you ;-)
    Thanks for sharing

  2. that is a cool hack. there is like a thousand way to hack ikea wardrobe; but this one is unique. At least you don’t have to buy their wardrobe komplement

  3. marox79 says:

    Cool hack. You got two chest of drawers for the price of one.

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