Almost a decade later, any updates on alternatives to Ikea?
December 20, 2013 7:00 PM Subscribe
I'd like to configure a recessed niche part of a rec room wall with some floor-to-ceiling sliding doors, a la the Ikea PAX system.
I recently picked up an Ikea piece and was gobsmacked to discover just how horrible they've become since the last time I bought any.
posted by wkearney99 to Home & Garden (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Their 'chipboard' appears to be little more than ground up weeds that DEPENDS on the veneer to hold it together. It's bad, much, MUCH worse that the particle board or MDF they used in the past. If you haven't seen pieces of it lately, it really has gotten THAT bad.
So, to that end, is there a decent alternative 'system' for their shelving products?
What other vendors are out there that make standardized sliding door setups in a similar thermofoil or other veneer? I don't want to break the bank here, so custom built isn't happening. And while I'm handy I'm not particularly eager to get into tackling constructing all of this from scratch.
This is for mainly kid's toy storage in the rec room. So it needs to be reasonably tough. Which is where Ikea of the past was marginal, but what they sell today just WOULD NOT SURVIVE.
Any other panels and shelves systems out there worth considering?