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Project by EnredandoNoGaraxe posted 166 days ago 1701 views 10 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I first made a small cabinet like this, I was looking for some way to slide the door inside the cabinet when I open it. That first time I had some problems (I even broke the router bit), but this time it was an easier fabrication. It was an easy groove routing and It was very easy to fit the dowels and the pins, too.
I like how this kind of cabinets look with pocket doors, because they look great both with the door closed and open.

-- Sergio, Galicia (Spain), http://www.enredandonogaraxe.com





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LesB

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#1 posted 166 days ago

Looks good.
Pocket door hardware is terribly expensive. So I did the same thing on a cabinet I made. Not as smooth as metal hardware but it does a great job of getting the door out of the way.

-- Les B, Oregon

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DeLayne Peck

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#2 posted 165 days ago

Now your ready for a barrister book case! Nice work!

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. I think of my shop as Fritter City. I am the Mayor.

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EnredandoNoGaraxe

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#3 posted 165 days ago

Pocket door hardware is expensive and bulky. I have almost 1 mm to each side of the door, so it is very easy to slide. Some time ago I made something like those barrister bookcases, but with hinges. May be it is time to make another one with this kind of door. By the way, barrister bookcase is a new term to me. I´ve never heard or read it before. Thank you very much.

-- Sergio, Galicia (Spain), http://www.enredandonogaraxe.com

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oldnovice

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#4 posted 165 days ago

Quite ingenious design and I have to agree with you about good looking open and closed as opposed to doors.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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