DIY Ikea Pax as cabinet with 2 extra doors (roof sloping)

I have way to much sewing stuff besides fabrics 😀

Ribbons, zippers, yarn, buttons and so on

For all this stuff I wanted to make a sewing closet

My apartment is under the roof. I love it very much but buying furniture is nearly impossible  because most of my  walls have roof slopes.

I started to learn to make my own furniture 🙂

I bought an Ikea Pax. Its cheap and I love the interior organizers that comes with Pax.

First I measured the exact angle of my roof sloping wall and heights. The width I got from the closet.

I dont describe how to build this closet. Internet is very helpful when it comes to saw angles and put all together with dowels 😀

When the frame has been done I startet with the doors. Both doors are sawed at the same angle as the frame.

The right door has been done after I ironed edge bandings on the cut edge.

The left door I wanted as three-piece!

It isnt the first time I pimped a Pax. I knew I had problems with  doing cup holes  before 😦

The last time I had to buy a door again because the drill cup holes I made didnt worked and I made mistakes.

The 90 1/8 door comes with 4 hinges. The 2 hinges in the middle are very close together.

This gave me an idea to make a template

Ikea Pax hinges

I ordered with Ebay acylic in the same width as the door and the height I needed.

I used the door as pattern!

I clamped the acryl on the door and started with the cup hole and the two drill holes on the bottom. When done mark it as bottom on the acrylic. Then I made the next 2 cup holes.

At next I moved the acrylic upwards. I had to make sure the drill cup hole 2 I made before on the acrylic is exactly on the drill cup hole 3 from the door. This way I made 6 or 7 drill cup holes with the 2 drill holes.

See pic below

Acrylic template

Then I marked on my door the sizes I wanted for the new doors. Remember? I wanted 3 doors on the left side.

I clamped the acrylic on my door again. Do not remove the clamps till you made all cup holes!!!!

Make sure the bottom hole from the acrylic is exactly on the bottom hole from the door !!!!!

This way your doors will always fit perfect.

On my photos you can see the mark I made for the door size.

With the template you dont have to calculate where to drill your holes. Just move the door with the acrylic to your drill stand and start to drill 🙂

Drill for the hinges Ikea Pax doors

Acrylic glass template for Ikea Pax doors

When you are done with drilling remove the acrylic and saw at the markings you made before.

You have now 3 doors. Iron on every cut edge banding, screw your hinges in the door and the closet and the doors are done 🙂

Ikea Pax for roof sloping 2

I’m damn proud of my work 😀

Do you see this adorable knobs?

Here a closer look even if my closet only got blue knobs. The red ones are for another closet.

Hand painted knobs

They are hand painted and I found them here: Sweet petites boutique

Because of the SIX !!! hinges I used for the doors I had had a huge problem with putting in 2 drawers 😦

There has been not enough space for them. The first thought I had I cant write in here hihi

Second thought: I dont need over 6″ in height for my sewing stuff.

 I put both drawers apart and shorten all sides down to 4″

The front will be put together with 2 screws and one wood dowel. Here a pic how I shorten the sides:

Drawer Ikea Pax

At the end I ironed bandings on the edges. To stabilize my drawer I screwed metal brackets on both back sides.

This way both shorten drawers fitted perfectly in my closet

Ikea Pax for roof sloping

As soon as I has been ready I started to put my ribbons in the drawers. I’m not done yet I have a few more

Ribbons

Ribbons 1

Ribbons 2

See this wonderful boxes where I put my ribbons? I found this tip on the internet and I like it very much ❤

If you are looking for something like this just google for -wedding gift box- and you will find it 🙂

I just cut a slot in the gift box to make it easier to pull the ribbon out

Gift box for ribbon

I hope you like my tutorial. Maybe you can use one of my tips 🙂

Merken

Merken

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