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Old 14.08.2011, 09:43
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Re: Any problems with Ikea waredrobes and ceiling height?

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"FOR SALE

Ikea wardrobe - good price.

Buyer must dismantle"
Nah, we recently moved in. We won't moving out in a veeeeery long time. But it's easy to dismantle...no seriously. No, I AM serious.
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Re: Any problems with Ikea waredrobes and ceiling height?

We are getting a 300 x 236cm PAX from IKEA.They will deliver and assemble as I can't be bothered with the back breaking work. The lady in charge of delivery and assembly kept repeating million times that we need to have a 240cm high ceiling. I kept saying to her on the phone that our ceiling was definitely 240cm high but she kept repeating the same question.

Btw our ceiling is 243cm high to be precise.
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Old 16.08.2011, 08:21
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Re: Any problems with Ikea waredrobes and ceiling height?

Just like mine, it will fit without ANY problems.
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Re: Any problems with Ikea waredrobes and ceiling height?

We had the same problem - ceilings 240cm high - installing 236cm pax.

We had a horizantal gap of 310cm - and so for added support I installed supporting block in the gap - so the wardrobes are effectively wedged in.

Built, on my own, vertically!!

If you want custom shelving you should see my workshop - everything built from scrap/recycled wood
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Just like mine, it will fit without ANY problems.
Hey why is ANY in big letters? Will I really not have any problem or were you being sarcastic and meaning to say that I will still have problem?

Is 243cm ceiling height enough to build on the floor and then tip it up? Either way they will build it so I will only watch.

I hope there is enough space in the communal stairway to bring all the parts up. Luckily it is not tiny like some other stairways I have seen in Zurich.
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Hey why is ANY in big letters? Will I really not have any problem or were you being sarcastic and meaning to say that I will still have problem?

Is 243cm ceiling height enough to build on the floor and then tip it up? Either way they will build it so I will only watch.

I hope there is enough space in the communal stairway to bring all the parts up. Luckily it is not tiny like some other stairways I have seen in Zurich.
Does no one remember basic trigonomety??

The height of the ceiling is 243cm has to be longer than the hypotenuse - in this case the diagonal from front bottom to top back

236cm high * 60cm deep = 243.5cm

May I suggest explaining that to the people who are building the wardrobes before they start?
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We are about to buy an IKEA PAX waredorbe with a hgiht of 2.36 meters. But we worry about whether the ceiling heights in Switzerland are high enough. Has anyone had any trouble contructing a waredrobe given the ceiling heights? Thanks!
I guess you're buying it before having even seen your appartment? But then there might be myriad other reasons not to buy it. Maybe the appartment has fitted wardrobes? maybe the previous tenant already has an assembled PAX of exactly the right height and will leave it there for you in exchange for a beer? Maybe it won't fit for other reasosns such as space or style? Why not get your appartment first and then think about furniture?
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