We used to have a walk-in closet attached to our master bedroom, which seemed a bit of a waste of space in our little house. So we decided it would make more sense to turn it into an office instead, that is until we found out we were pregnant again. Then it made more sense to turn it into another nursery (which i'll cover in future posts). So out with the walk-in closet, in with the new nursery. This meant we needed a new place to store our clothes. Since we liked how the built in IKEA PAX closets worked out in Sidney's room, we thought we'd do it again, but with a few added features. You can click here to see my feature on IKEA Hackers.
We started with two IKEA PAX units, which standing on their own aren't very attractive.
I started by building a nice level platform upon which the PAX and side cabinets would stand upon:
Then i cut and painted all the pieces for the 2 side cabinets:
A little routing, gluing and nailing and i had my side cabinets, using the same method as when i built my vanity):
Then i put them in place and attached all four cabinets together and secured them to the wall and the platform (i know it's still not attractive yet):
Then i added the face frames on the two side cabinets, the gables on the exposed PAX sides and the frieze and toe kicks:
In the bottom half of each side cabinet i drilled holes to allow for adjustable shelving, the upper half will remain open shelving for books and display:
Then it came time to actually build-in the built-ins, by wrapping the baseboard and crown moulding over top of the frieze and the toe kicks. I also had custom doors built for the PAX and the bottom half of the side cabinets: