Built-In IKEA PAX Wardrobe

My favorite wardrobe system of all time is the IKEA PAX wardrobe. First, it is so versatile. It can be used in a walk-in closet, standalone, or built-in against a wall. Second, the organization is awesome. There are pull-outs for shoes and pants, jewelry organizers, and soft close drawers - the best.

We had the IKEA PAX Wardrobe system in our old house, we have it on our new house, and we will probably have it in the next house we purchase. 10 out of 10 would recommend over here! In our old house, we had a massive walk-in closet that could fit all the clothes we owned. We lived in the suburbs then, so there is more space out there. Now we live in the city, so our house and our closets are smaller.

The closet we have in our bedroom now barely fits Matt’s clothes, so we needed to create some extra storage. We built the IKEA PAX wardrobes in three corners of our bedroom. In one that had some extra space and on either side of our bed to frame it and create a pseudo end table.

You will see from the pictures that we had already built the PAX wardrobe. We definitely procrastinated on this project! We started this 3 years ago, sooo...we had some work to do. We also added a 2x4 on either side of the PAX to create space, so the door will not hit the window when it opens.

Here is what our wardrobe has looked like for the past 3 years. Time to make this sucker look built-in.

How to Built-In IKEA PAX Wardrobe


IKEA PAX Wardrobe

Trim Paint (We used Pure White by Sherwin Williams in Satin)

Miter Saw

Brad Nailer

18-gauge Brad Nails - 2in long

Crown Moulding - cut to size

Kreg Crown Pro Jig

Wood Filler

120-grit Sand Paper

Quick-Dry Caulk

Caulk Gun

Shoe Moulding - cut to size