|Project by Les Hastings||posted 06-12-2011 09:14 PM||2057 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
This is a coffee and tea bar that will sit in the kitchen. Its constructed out of poplar and maple sheet goods. It has a painted and glazed finish. The three drawers are hung on self-closing blumotion undermount slides. The upper doors are pocket doors, but they are made to pocket without any purchased mechanical hardware. The last picture is the insert that slides into the cabinet after the stone top is put into place.
I used aluminum bar stock for the combination hinge and slide to pocket the doors. The bar is 1/2×3/4×10 inches. It is was bored and and countersunk for a bolt in the ends of the door to create the pivot point of the hinge. The remaining bar slides in a slot on the cabinet. At first I tried to get it to work by making a keyway slot in the dado and attaching a washer to the bar that rode in the keyway, but that didn’t work well at all. The designer didn’t want to see any hardware when the door was opened at all. The height and weight of the door was causing all kinds of problems. So finally I installed a piece of 3/4 thick poplar between the aluminum bars, dadoed them to fit over the bar and conceal it. Then added lots of Slip-it. They work pretty good, their not perfect however. Its supposed to be an old cabinet.
Thanks for looking!
-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)