Hackers Help: How to make sliding closet doors for PAX?

Hackers Help: How to make sliding closet doors for PAX?

I requirement a hack for PAX wardrobe organisation, I cannot afford IKEA’s sliding closet doors and I was wondering if there are any hacks that are able turn a regular outfit doorway to a slipping opening?

IKEA PAX wardrobe

PAX | IKEA.com

~ by Sara


Hi Sara

The price of the PAX slipping wardrobe doorways can be steep, specially if you have selected those with glass or fancy grove veneers. But the plain ones like the SVORKMO is at a more inexpensive premium collection. It sells at $149 for a duo including the rail. I’m not sure about hardware costs at your sphere but procreating your own out of regular openings and a sliding entrance rail system may not be cheap either.

IKEA SVORKMO sliding closet doors


Nevertheless, to answer your question, to make a pair of slithering closet openings for the PAX system is probable. As IKEA does not sell the rail separately, you’ll need to get the title hardware for it. Take a look at this upright on alternative runways for PAX slithering doors.

alternative rails for pax sliding doors

Just change the PAX sliding closet doors with regular doors.

Another method would be to use a barn door organization, like how Janet did.

barn doors for entertainment systemOne alternative inspo for you. This is from Kristina of ichdesigner.com. She added entrances to her BILLY bookcases but I accept the same skill can be applied to PAX wardrobes. The OSB board doors are just gorgeous!

 How to make sliding closet doors for PAX?

Source: ichdesigner.com

See the full tutorial for her DIY BILLY bookcase slithering entrances here.

Hope these projects kickstart your thoughts in the right direction.

Good luck!

Happy hacking,


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