Can I turn regular PAX units into a corner wardrobe? - IKEA Hackers

Hackers Help: Can I turn regular PAX units into a corner wardrobe?

I am thinking of purchasing a PAX wardrobe to fit on a little corner on my entry room.

I really like the new design of PAX corner module. The problem is that the corner unit is very similar to a regular unit but almost 3 times the price! (at least in Spain)

PAX corner wardrobe

Do you know if it is possible to hack a regular unit to act as corner unit? My guess is that making space to open the doors correctly is the tricky part. Thank you for your help!

~ by Yolanda from Spain

All photos from IKEA.com

Corner wardrobe solution found!

Updated 25 February 2020.

See Simon’s 35mm PAX corner wardrobe hack using regular units to achieve a corner.

pax corner wardrobe

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