I’m looking for a sliding mirror wardrobe doors hack.
I would be interested in adding a custom fit mirror to SVORKMO or HASVIK sliding doors, on the PAX cabinets. The mirrors should cover the whole front of the door.
The thing is, I don’t like the sliding mirror wardrobe doors offered by IKEA, with four frames around the mirror tiles. See AULI mirror door below.
Does anyone happen to know if there would be enough space between the doors for a mirror, or would the extra weight of the glass cause a problem?
~ by Jarno
I’ve not seen a successful hack on this. Perhaps IH readers know of one? Please do let us know.
I have an idea though – a concept – and it’s a long shot. Totally untested. But let’s just brainstorm this possibility for a second.
Frame up a mirror with the sliding door frame
Instead of fixing mirrors onto the SVORKMO or HASVIK and worry about weight or clearance, why not use IKEA’s sliding door frame and get your mirror fabricator to cut a large mirror to fit the outer frame?
This way, you’ll only have a thin frame all around the mirror and not the 3 inner dividers. (Unless you totally loathe the sight of any frame!) You’ll need to find a way to reinforce the back of the mirror and secure the frame together, which was the job of the inner dividers. Perhaps modify the dividers into a kind of brace?
If you’re not set on sliding mirror wardrobe doors, the FORSAND VIKEDAL hinged door is a great option. Unless you don’t have the space to swing open a door, they work as well as sliding doors, if not better. And they are cheaper too. See this built in mirror closet.
Let us know how it turns out.
You may also be interested in these Hackers Help questions
- What’s the thickness of the sliding door panels?
- Is there an alternative to the IKEA sliding door rails?
- How to make sliding closet doors for PAX?
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