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This is a major undertaking
Just finished putting one of these together with an internal draw unit. Never again! The sales staff told me that it would take a couple of hours to put together. Try a couple of days! Things I learned from this. 1) Make sure your floor is completely level (they do not tell you this). If your floor is not level the sliding doors will not fit properly. If you have that problem like me, rather than try to level up the base when it is all assembled it is better to make adjustments to level up the top door with some cardboard and some improvisaton....2) Be careful with the hanging rail supports, they are very brittle and break easily. 3) Make sure you don't put the floor panel as the top panel. The floor panel is the one that you nail the two round threaded washers onto for the support legs. 4) I am certain that the instructions are wrong as far a the two stick-on felt strips are concerned so leave them until the very end and decide for yourself. I guess large wardrobes are difficult if not impossible to have delivered in one piece. It appears everything comes in flat packs these days so either you have to put it together or get someone else to do it for you who does these all the time. My suggestion is to pay the extra money and have an IKEA installer do the job for you but, as I said, before you order it make sure the floor is level. Finally if you are getting IKEA to deliver it for you (organised and paid separately after checkout), be prepared to be told that they charge an extra 2% for payment with a credit card. Poor form!
We are happy with the wardrobe but definitely a challenge to assemble
We bought a wardrobe last October and we are very glad we had a nephew to assemble it for us. My husband did the assistant job of holding and balancing the different parts. There was no way he or I could have assembled this between ourselves. It took 2 days. Now that everything is assembled we are glad we have it and it is a great wardrobe with good size shelves and excellent assortment of assessories that can be used to personalise it to suit your needs. But before buying there are some things to consider. Are the shelves going to be too high...to reach without a stepping ladder? The shelves are quite deep. The higher shelves can be an issue without storage bags that have handles to pull the items out with. I use these ones for blankets and seasonal items eg winter jackets. Get a sales person to order the parts in the display area and this gives you the aisles to collect the items from. Beware they may not have enough stock on the day eg drawers. Delivery is done by a contractor on site and you pay separetly for this. We had a delivery issue, the mirror doors were taken to another place as the boxes were not all labelled properly. I would suggest bringing some preprinted labels with your name and address that you can stick on each box yourselves. These are easy to buy and print or even handwrite. Now that I know how Ikea operates I would still shop there, I just would be more prepared. Great once assembled and great to get the design to suit your needs with plenty of accessories like belt hangers and shoe racks Lengthy assemby time, and not easy to assemble, reasonably easy instructions but must take the time to read them and be clear before you start. If you can afford it, get someone esle to assemble for you.
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I have done 2 double sliding door wardrobes but the last door makes a lot of noise when opening and shutting its the only one
Hello, I hope you can help! I've put the entire wardrobe together, followed every single direction correctly, watched many many videos for tips, but when I put the inner door on, it simply does not slide behind the front door. The space is too tight. I've quadruple checked, everything is correct and the wheels and hinges are in the right rails. It's like the rail is not wide enough for these doors. Have you ever run into this problem? Ikea is closed and I'm desperate to complete this project. Thank you for responding.
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