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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:14 pm 
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Just ordered 3m stretch of ikea pax wardrobes 236cm high. Got home and realised the distance between floor and ceiling is not equal all the way across. On one side its 237cm and the other side is 239cm. 0.5cm is due to the floor not being level which i can hopefully sort out with the legs. However the rest is due to the ceiling. What can i do to fill the gap at the top?


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That's the least of your worries. I've built several of these and you will need at least 80mm to 100mm clearance to get it upright;

you build them flat on the floor and lift them upright so the maximum ceiling height is the length of the diagonal from top back to bottom front if you see what I mean. Cancel the order.

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If i build them standing up then the height is not an issue


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Mohammed9706 wrote:
If i build them standing up then the height is not an issue



:roll: :roll: Good luck with that. Like I said I've put together several of these flat pack Ikea wardrobes. Build it upright isn't an option.

The sides/back only become stable when the top is on.

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I think you can build them upright but it is a 2 man job becuase like you said the back and sides are not stable.

Can anyone help me with my original query about the gap at the top of the wardrobe?


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Mohammed9706 wrote:
I think you can build them upright


Mohammed9706 you crack on then... Once you've got it built come back and I'll try to explain how to scribe in a piece of plasterboard or faced MDF. Though based on your responses so far you won't listen to advice.

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Thank you. Sorry didnt mean to offend you but ikea staff advised me its possible and based on youtube videos i think i can do it.

I will let you know once i have made them

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When you have them up, take some pictures and then we can advise on filling the gap/shimming the wardrobes.


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I'm with wine-o on this one. There's a high chance they'll be damaged if assembled upright. I always build flat and lift up.

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when you build them on the floor you finish with a quite fragile rectangle but fully supported by the floor as its face down so the joints are holding the bits together with the floor holding the weight until you affix the back that will give it rigidity as wino said
if you assemble it upright you need perhaps 700mm gap all round dependent on construction to get round to all parts
if the back slides down a channel then you cannot assemble upright as you need the height to slide the back in
also iff you have cambolts on the top and base you cannot work them correctly [hidden]unless you can access under the base and on top this usually requires laying flat on the face
if you do attempt to assemble in the upright position please do a dummy run on a unit thats shorter or a full height unit face on the floor to fully understand the assembly method and the possible problems you may face constructing in the upright position
would also suggest at least 3 or 4 people will be required to assemble safely if it is possible in the upright position :dunno:

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I've assembled them upright before for a very tight fit. The only issue I've had is that the top twist locks and base twist locks are on show inside so that you can access them to lock everything together. But they are inside behind a closed door....
Would be easier with a second person but if like me you had a wall nearby that also works well whilst assembling.


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I have assembled 3 runs of that height in the vertical position. As said, you MUST have a helper to hold the units to stop them racking and damaging the panels. In my case, there wss barely 5mm gap and it filled it with a thin strip of beading.

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assembly instructions
https://www.ikea.com/ms/en_US/customer_ ... 014890.pdf

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Thank you for the responses. Delivery expected next friday so hopefully make them over the weekend and i will post some pictures


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Managed to get the wardrobes up. Definitely a 2 person job making them upright. Please find attached some pictures showing the gap at the top and side that i need help filling? Also the end door which no matter what i try i cant seem to align with the rest?

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