|Project by JAGWAH||posted 11-06-2013 03:22 PM||1335 views||8 times favorited||11 comments|
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~