I came across IKEAhackers whilst searching for help to my problem. Like many people before me, I’ve designed a fabulous IKEA PAX floor to ceiling wardrobe only to now discover that the ceiling coving actually protrudes in the shape of an arc.
The holes for the screws and bolts tend to be situated near the top corners of the PAX frame. They should not be removed or the wardrobe will be wobbly or worst, can’t be installed correctly.
Rather than risk that, I would rather attempt to shorten the base (pix below, in orange), rather than cut the top to fit the cove. The PAX wardrobe would look stumpier, but it will still work perfectly.
The base is approximately 7cm in height. You could reduce it to 1cm or 2cm depending on the arc.
Taking a look at the assembly manual, the cut should be below the pre-drilled holes for the cam lock screws.
I hope this idea works out for you.
Let us know how it goes.
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