Published on August 11th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Extendable Tie Rack for Pax Unit

Materials: Pax Wardrobe, As-Is wood

Description: After moving into my new house that doesn’t have closets, I realized I could finally use that as an excuse to have my own custom Pax unit. After designing the unit though, I realized there was no real way to hang my ties in a way that wouldn’t take up much space and that I could easily see all of them to make my decisions. Therefore I decided to make my own using my preexisting tie racks.

I bought a 24″ x 8″ piece of wood that matched the color of the Pax from the As-Is section and cut it in half to get two tie racks. I then routed the back out so that I could install a 20″ drawer slide in the back and it would still be flush to the side of the Pax unit.

Then I attached my tie rack to the piece of wood, screwed the wood to the drawer slide, and the drawer slide to the Pax unit. Now when I get ready in the morning, I can simply slide out the two tie racks and easily see all of my ties to pick the right one.

~ Zachary Cohen, Annapolis, MD

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5 Responses to Extendable Tie Rack for Pax Unit

  1. Anonymous says:

    And to refer to an older hack:

    been there, done that… ;)

  2. Anonymous says:

    Just as an FYI, PAX is based on a ‘System 32′ type of furniture, and many other closet organizer manufacturers make supplies to fit the enclosures/holes/hole spacing. Many offer assessories in different finishes, like brushed nickel etc.





  3. Anonymous says:

    From one OCD closet organizer to another, you know technically your green shirts should go beside your blue shirts, followed by your yellow, orange, then red, and white…
    Best case scenerio from L-R it should be
    : )

  4. Anonymous says:

    I just LOVE the colour coding! Personally I sort my wardrobe in order with the rainbow – ROYGBIV (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet). It is pleasing to the eye and very practical. Great hack and great wardrobe.

  5. Anonymous says:

    such an organized closet! it looks great and is a very practical hack.

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