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    • fairy2
    • By fairy2 14th Jan 20, 9:32 PM
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    Ikea pax wardrobes question
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    • 14th Jan 20, 9:32 PM
    Ikea pax wardrobes question 14th Jan 20 at 9:32 PM
    I am hoping there are some Ikea experts out there. I have spoken to Ikea customer services today twice to discuss sliding door wardrobes. I got two different answers and both assistants said they were not sure they knew the correct answers so not envisaging buying on that basis.

    I have 2 questions:

    1. I have a 320 cm gap. I assume this means I have to buy 3, 100 cm carcasses but I cannot seem to find any 100 cm doors? I do not really want the larger 150 cm doors. We definitely bought 100 cm doors 2 years ago so maybe I am missing them on the website. If I do find them does the system work with 3 doors or does this system only work with pairs of doors?

    2. Failing the above is it possible just to buy the sliding doors and a separate track and create a fake wall of sliding doors as opposed to having carcasses - many other places such as Homebase, B&Q and Wickes do this but I prefer the Ikea doors.

    Thanks very much.
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    • Dedekind
    • By Dedekind 15th Jan 20, 8:43 AM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 8:43 AM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 8:43 AM
    Don't know about 2. For 1: we had a gap of 425 and both 2 x 150, 1 x 75 and 1 x 50. Only the 150 are sliding. The way it is, sliding comes in either 75 or 100 format, but you need two of them! Which makes it either 150 or 200.

    In your case I would get 4 x 75 and fill 25 cm (12 each side) with a frame.
    • Crumble2018
    • By Crumble2018 15th Jan 20, 9:38 AM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 9:38 AM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 9:38 AM
    You must be able to get 100mm doors as I have 2 100mm units with 2 doors.
    • Crumble2018
    • By Crumble2018 15th Jan 20, 9:40 AM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 9:40 AM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 9:40 AM
    https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/auli-pair-of-sliding-doors-mirror-glass-s69311170/


    But it appears that they only sell them in pairs.
    • ic
    • By ic 15th Jan 20, 10:21 AM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 10:21 AM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 10:21 AM
    You should buy 4 x 75cm frames, and then 2 x 150cm pairs of sliding doors (each individual door being 75cm wide). They do all the innards for 75cm width frames.

    To trim up the 10cm gaps either side, you could buy an additional shallow 50cm frame and cut up the two sides to create filler panels.
    * my posts are made in good faith and only represent my own opinion, experience or understanding of a situation.
    • Ant555
    • By Ant555 15th Jan 20, 10:22 AM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 10:22 AM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 10:22 AM
    I recently installed a Pax wardrobe in a 160cm wide gap and used 2x75wide carcasses with sliding doors.

    As you are looking at 300cm worth of wardrobes, Would 4 x 75cm wide units with 4 x 75cm sliding doors suit your plans?

    wardrobes - 75cm wide x 2 = 150cm part number 198.952.64
    doors - 2 x 75cm sliding doors part number 191.780.03

    Initial reactions are that I am really pleased with the end result and the apparent quality of the wardrobes by the way.
    Hope this helps


    edit - ic beat me to the suggestion!
    Last edited by Ant555; 16-01-2020 at 7:46 AM.
    • Cash-Cows
    • By Cash-Cows 15th Jan 20, 1:21 PM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 1:21 PM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 1:21 PM
    You should buy 4 x 75cm frames, and then 2 x 150cm pairs of sliding doors (each individual door being 75cm wide). They do all the innards for 75cm width frames.

    To trim up the 10cm gaps either side, you could buy an additional shallow 50cm frame and cut up the two sides to create filler panels.
    Originally posted by ic
    OP doesn't want 150 doors.
    • Cash-Cows
    • By Cash-Cows 15th Jan 20, 1:28 PM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 1:28 PM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 1:28 PM
    Yes it's pairs for 100 doors so you cannot operate with 3 even if you bought 2 pairs and didn't put up the 4th AFAIK. You could cover the spread with opening rather than sliding doors. Alternatively design with 2 x 100 sliding doors and leave the remaining spread as open storage or put an ordinary opening door on the last 100.

    What I did with the exact spread you have is not have any doors at all and just bought 3 x 100 frames.
    • Cisco001
    • By Cisco001 15th Jan 20, 5:03 PM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 5:03 PM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 5:03 PM
    How about this?
    3m wide, 3 sliding doors.
    https://www.wayfair.co.uk/furniture/pdp/metro-lane-karissa-3-door-wardrobe-u000066683.html?piid=1330923227%2C1332051915
    • ic
    • By ic 15th Jan 20, 8:18 PM
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    OP doesn't want 150 doors.
    Originally posted by Cash-Cows
    Perhaps, but they seem focused on using 100 cm wide frames, without a mention of the 75 cm frame. 100 cm frame doesn't make sense with the 150 cm door - whereas the 75 cm does.

    I don't believe Ikea have ever sold sliding doors that are individually 50 cm wide, only 75 cm and 100 cm (which are then sold in pairs).
    * my posts are made in good faith and only represent my own opinion, experience or understanding of a situation.
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