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Project by JimDaddyO posted 08-13-2011 03:16 AM 1117 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Just a quick shot of a set of sliding by-pass doors I built. I just ripped a 1/4” dado down the appropriate edges and put tenons on the cross pieces. For the panels I ended up using some thin decorative T&G strips (same as the wall). They are sold as B grade, but few are that good, but, at about $6 for 10 sq. ft. it works. Unfortunately, they are a bit thinner than the goove that I had already put in, assuming I was going to buy 1/4” sheet stock for the panels. For “barrel spacers” I used some cut up drinking straws as spacers for the panels. The frames were milled up from pine “barn board”, that is inexpensive too ( 71 cents / bd ft). I just spend some time with the jointer/planer/tablesaw etc., save money, and enjoy the process of milling it myself. It will take a bit of time for the colour yellow to the same hue as the wall. I am pleased with them and they are a prototype for a couple more sets and some kitchen cabinet doors for a friend.

-- I still have all my fingers





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JimDaddyO

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#1 posted 08-13-2011 03:17 AM

Oh, still debating on putting a pine strip in front of the track.

-- I still have all my fingers

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 08-13-2011 11:18 AM

Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Woodbutcher3

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#3 posted 08-13-2011 02:23 PM

I love sliding doors.

Yup – Hiding the white stripe will give it a great finished look!

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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#4 posted 08-13-2011 05:52 PM

Those are awesome doors. I love that idea and may steal it, if that’s OK. I would definitely move them back a bit and put up a pine strip. They are really gorgeous.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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