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Published on February 6th, 2014 | by Hillary Waters


Pax Armoire Doors Get New Life as Barn Doors


For years, we had an Ikea Pax Armoire with glass sliding doors. We used it as a closet, as a dining room storage unit and then again as a closet.

In our most recent move, our bedroom size did not allow for the armoire to be set up in the side by side configuration that allowed for the glass sliding doors. So we bought new doors for the closet and repurposed the Pax glass doors as barn doors for our two bedrooms. This was achieved by drilling holes in the top of the door frames and screwing large bolts into the holes. Then the bolts were pushed through the track in the barn door hardware (purchased from King Architectural Metals for about $150 for two sets) and secured with a hardware nut. Voila! Barn doors.

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Note that the barn door track came longer than we needed so we cut it to size. Also, please disregard the trim that has not been repaired above the door frame. That is a project for another day.

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3 Responses to Pax Armoire Doors Get New Life as Barn Doors

  1. marym says:

    Have you had any problems? Would you do anything differently?

  2. kalani says:

    Our 1908 home looks a lot like yours! Our trim on the front room needs help too… took down some really sad french doors.
    Love the barn door idea!

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