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IKEA PAX sliding door wardrobe flat pack assembly and installation.

posted Jan 23, 2011, 4:48 AM by Jim Sear

Building flat pack wardrobes from IKEA is all in a day's work for me. It goes together relatively simply and all the bits fit.  The beauty of IKEA flat pack is that once you're accustomed to the quirky fitting components they use, it all becomes very logical. For the most part the carcass fittings are all the same.  
The carcasses were simple enough, but this was the first time that I'd put together these particular type of sliding glass doors. It's a very good job that I had a Meccano set as a child, because the assembly and installation is not for the faint-hearted. The two doors come in hundreds of pieces of metal and screws and glass panels and plastic fittings. Even I was amazed at the staggering amount of pieces needed to assemble two four foot doors. It took as long to assemble the doors as it did to assemble the four carcasses and all the internal drawers baskets shelves and hanging rails. It requires a lot of floor space to assemble the doors because they have to be assembled on the flat. Yo will need about 8' x 10' floor space as a minimum.
A word from the wise. DO NOT EVEN THINK that hanging these doors is a one man job. IT'S NOTThe doors are heavy and their size makes them very awkward to put in place. Even though the lady of the house tried to help, it was no use, I had to call in the cavalry, and ask a mate to pop over and help with the final fiddly lift into place. Once hung, the doors slide beautifully, and the lady (nursing some bruised fingers from trying to help) was delighted that she could finally store all of her clothes in her new wardrobes.