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Old Feb 15th, 07, 10:39 am   #1
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Question PAX sliding door, can I use as a door?

Hi, if someone who knows better, would you give me some advice....

I am planning to divide my loft space in Half. What I want to do
is get many pax units, floor to ceiling, but still needs a door to
enter/exit the room.

I thought I can probably do it somehow, using Pax Sliding Doors,
some of them as real pax door, and part of them as a room door,
with making 2x4 door frame attached to Pax Unit.
My concern is, since Pax bottom is raised about 4" from the floor,
that is almost too high for the door bottom for us to walk in/out,
and I was wondering if the sliding door would work, if I turn the Pax
unit (and the door) upside down, with some thin floor layer underneath
so that the door edge would not scrach the floor.

Also I am aware of the differences of the sliding door rails
between MALM series and HAKADAL ones.
I want to use the taller door so HAKADAL ones would be better
but the MALM rail looks easier to install...?

Also does MALM sliding door open as smooth as HAKADAL one?


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Hi - here's a thread that contains a link entitled Vince's high tech.... - it's a project you should see. http://www.ikeafans.com/forums/got-q...ing-doors.html

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I would cut off all or part of the toekick on the PAX carcass before I would try flipping them upside down. I did this with my own PAX so that they would fit below some windows and it worked great, however, I am not familar with how the PAX sliding doors mount to the carcasses to know if this would solve your problem entirely or not. Basically you'd be trimming that ~4" off of the bottom of both side panels. Is there a bottom track/rail that you'd still have to step over using the indended method of mounting them?

Getting a set of those doors to make a room divider is on my agenda, too, but I was planning on rigging my own sliding system since I don't intend to use them with PAX carcases at all.

Keep us posted on what you do...it sounds like a really cool idea!

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Thank you, splatgirl and kmcg !
The Vince Project is just what I wanted to do!!
Now, I wonder how he did the bottom rail... and thank god, I have 2 pairs of
Stolmen Post never used!! yeah

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I think there are directions for the Vince project somewhere out there, but whether they include the bottom rail, I don't know. When we installed my shoji doors we used the "guide" that comes with the closet door hanging rails - it screws into the floor at the center where the doors meet, and keeps them from swinging.
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I have to have the door and the rail and see how they are attached.
but I just installed my stolmen post... it was weird, I could not make it
work to lock it in place after extending the pole. Anyone who had this problem?
(I will post this question on the installation forum page too..)

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Hi
After waiting for the Ikea order (Stordal Sliding Door) to be delivered
for a few weeks, I finally installed the sliding door. It looks great!
I will post the photo later..

As for the problem of the Stolmen Post, I got a very helpful reply at the
other thread, if someone faces the same problem, please check this link
Stolmen pole post.. how does it lock in place?

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Re: PAX sliding door, can I use as a door?

Very cool! Did you use the standard rails and hardware? It doesn't look you had to install a rail at the bottom.

If you could provide a few more details that would be great!

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Re: PAX sliding door, can I use as a door?

All I need was the rail it came with the door, did not need the rail at the bottom.
You will need some lumber to support.

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