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Pax Sandwich Door

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 03:19 AM
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by Jules ( last modified Nov 16, 2011



Materials: 2 Pax Doors, Hinges, Hard Foam Insulation, Door Handle, Nuts & Bolts

I love Pax doors. They are cool, sleek and inexpensive. I picked up these Pax doors on clearance at my local Ikea. I wanted to make them into a swinging door for my utility closet in my hallway. I decided to bolt two Pax doors together to make a clean front and back for the door since Pax doors expose much of the hardware that keeps them together on the back side. You typically don't see this when they are used as sliding doors.

My girlfriend had the brilliant idea of filling the void between the doors and painting the letters. More on that later.

To bolt the doors together I clamped the two doors together and then drilled a series of holes in each corner. There is a steel L plate inside each corner of the doors that keeps the doors square. It took some time to drill all these holes through the plates. I then took the doors apart. The door frames are hollow so I cut a piece of wood down so that it would just slip inside the frame. The wood was cut almost the whole length of the side that would have the hinges so that the screws for the hinges would have something to bit into.

I then reassembled the doors, lined up the holes and passed bolts through all the holes I had drilled and placed a nut on the back side. I now had made two Pax doors into one.

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