I needed a double sliding doors solution for two BESTÅ shelf unit and since IKEA doesn’t allow that option on BESTÅ series I managed to create them by myself. I decided to use the ILSENG panels ( 38 € four ) that matched the black-brown finish of the BESTÅ, mounted on an “E” aluminium rail found in a hardware store.
Here’s the plan
I needed to cut the aluminium profiles to the right size and modify the central struts of the BESTÅ units ( cutting the first two cm ) to accommodate them. I also needed to cut the ILSENG panels to have them overlaying in a proper way. Fortunately the panels fitted in height so I needed to cut them only on one side.
Back at home I assembled the BESTÅ units, removed the wooden finish from the front end of the cabinet and glued the profiles on them, on top and bottom. I avoided using screws since they could stop the panels when sliding.
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