Materials: drill, screwdriver, level, patience Description: While hunting in the as-is room for materials for another project my boyfriend/handyman and I found these extra tall cabinet doors that we determined would be a great fit for the small utility closet we built at the top of our basement steps. Since it faces another door we needed something low-profile but taller and less flimsy than the bi-fold doors we thought we’d be stuck with.
Unfortunately, only one had a handle and there were half as many hinges as we needed, but we learned that our local IKEA keeps a bin of loose hardware (ouch) by the customer service area. So we were able to score the remaining pieces after about 20 minutes of tetanus-worthy scavenging (and one trip to another area IKEA.)
While the doors themselves were not really altered, the hack (and the bulk of the blood/sweat/tears and swearing) was in making a proper door jamb and hanging the doors level without the use of the pre-drilled holes IKEA so kindly provides for you on their cabinetry.
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