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Project by JAGWAH posted 11-06-2013 03:22 PM 973 views 8 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After remodeling my kitchen I turned my attention on the new laundry area. I needed a non swinging door to hide the washer and dryer as well as mask some of the noise. As always I use SketchUp to help me work out the details.

I found some redwood at an estate sale several years ago and decided it would be excellent material to build an oldish looking barn door.

I intended it to slide by way of old barn door hardware but didn’t have the surface to support the open end of the track. I tend to use extension drawer glides in a lot of not intended ways and thought, why not! So I have a 28” 100# rated full extension glide mounted to the above cabinet. Surprisingly this works very well.

As a side note. The dryer cannot be fully removed without unplugging it, obviously. The only way to unplug it is laying over the top of the dryer. So since this cabinet would be in the way I made the bottom of the cabinet a drawer. With the door off and the drawer removed there is plenty of room to lay on top of the dryer and unplug it.

While it could be argued this would be better placed in the Home Refurber’s side of these forums I thought the door creation and use of hardware might be something of interest. And I might toss it there anyway.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~





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KnotCurser

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#1 posted 11-06-2013 03:49 PM

Very cool solution to a space issue!

I have never seen a drawer slide used as a door slide – ingenious!

Thanks for sharing

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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patron

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#2 posted 11-06-2013 04:03 PM

a nice simple solution
and even better with the slide base turned around
no overhang but the door itself

good to see you back
it’s been a while

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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JAGWAH

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#3 posted 11-06-2013 04:12 PM

Thanks patron. I tackled this project as my last before a total knee replacement and while healing with work tanking I have lots of time now.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#4 posted 11-06-2013 04:18 PM

Verrrrrryyyyy Interesting!

I can use this basic idea to resolve a problem in MY kitchen.

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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JAGWAH

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#5 posted 11-06-2013 04:51 PM

The biggest mistake some of my friends make is being limited by a tool or piece of hardware’s intended use. The old adage,” When is a chisel not a chisel? When it’s a screwdriver!” is one of my favorites. Point being, these full extension drawer glides are great. Don’t be afraid to abuse something for something different than it’s intended purpose. Who knows it just might work. My door idea only has about 2 weeks of use on it but so far so good.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#6 posted 11-06-2013 06:30 PM

now dad burn it bob, if that beard isw currant, you have out did me son, dang, it looks nice, and i love the door, its a beauty, good idea on using the glides…the whole thing looks great, knee replacement huh, yikes, is it bionic…lol…well im glad to see ya, hope your well, always enjoy your work…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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JAGWAH

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#7 posted 11-06-2013 07:15 PM

Just for you Grizz a current pic just minutes old. I even combed the skittles out of it for a better shot.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#8 posted 11-06-2013 07:24 PM

you ole santa man, dang…it looks great…i hope you didnt throw away them skittles away, yea its a great place to store your winter supplies, well i guess ill show mine, now where in the neighborhood with yours, but im going to work at it…i didnt let it get to long in case you showed up, and you did, i wanted you to feel like your on top of it for now, its all because im such a nice guy…:)...hold on, its comin

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#9 posted 11-06-2013 07:32 PM

ill work on it, see if i can give ya a run for yer money…lol

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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JAGWAH

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#10 posted 11-06-2013 08:11 PM

There ya go that’ll hold a mess of skittles or at least enough soup for another day.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#11 posted 05-28-2014 03:52 PM

Brillant, Bob ! What a great use of drawer slides. Hat’s off. I’m keeping the idea in mind and a copy on my computer. Thank you for sharing.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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