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Murdock

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09-05-2015 10:14 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question sliding door door hardware

I am working on a cabinet to hide my wall mounted TV and I want to do sliding doors but don’t want them to have to ride inside of a track.

Below is a picture of what I am talking about I found on the web, you will see that the sliding doors are hung on the front by the slides and do not ride in a track. They look to me to be similar to drawer slides but I can’t find anything like that for doors. Unless drawer slides will work in this arrangement?

Thanks

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cabmaker

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#1 posted 09-05-2015 10:49 PM

Louis and company…....now known as wurth

They are national

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Daruc

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#2 posted 09-05-2015 10:52 PM

https://www.accuride.com/en-us/products/115-linear-motion-ie

I know there is a set that both doors open at the same time but I can’t remember the name. If it comes to me I will get back. (Sometimes it sucks only having a single brain cell)

Here is another site you might look around
http://www.richelieu.com/us/en/category/sliding-systems/1000027

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lew

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#3 posted 09-06-2015 01:38 AM

you might check out- https://www.cshardware.com/

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Fred Hargis

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#4 posted 09-06-2015 01:55 PM

Timely question, at least for me since I was just wondering the same thing. That Accuride slide looks like it may have some possibilities. While I was looking at it I also saw this one, another possibility,

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#5 posted 09-06-2015 02:45 PM

I don’t think a drawer slide really cares how it’s mounted as long as it’s mounted correctly. I’ve built narrow spice cabinets with slides mounted at the top and bottom on one side of the pullout. Worked fine until I replaced them with new cabinets years later. Just get good quality guides, and mount them parallel, and you’ll be happy.

My only problem with mounting them the way you want is you’re going to see the guides when the doors are open.

One problem you might encounter is the doors will droop when they are fully opened.

Another option is to make the doors thick enough to conceal the guides, and mount them flat on the top and bottom with a rabbet to conceal the guides.
............ Jerry (in Tucson)

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Murdock

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#6 posted 09-06-2015 03:14 PM

Thanks for all the input

I was reading a blog on another website last night where someone used drawer slides just as Nubsnstubs suggests. I think I will go ahead and complete my design with that in mind.

I plan to have the inside of the cabinet a dark color since the TV is black anyway so I am looking at black slides, won’t hide them of course, but they won’t stand out like the ‘silver’ ones.

I would still be interested in the hardware where both doors are opened at the same time that woodust mentioned. I saw a table like that where you pulled on one side to open it for a leaf and the other side opened automatically. That would be a, nice to have, feature but haven’t seen it for cabinets yet.

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Daruc

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#7 posted 09-06-2015 03:43 PM

This is the only other one that I have been able to find, but it has a top hanging track.
Maybe you can check out their site and see if you can find anything else.
http://www.hettich.com/en/products/folding-and-sliding-door-systems/vertically-running-sliding-door-fitting/horizonsynchro.html

If your going to use regular guides check out these. There for pocket doors but you don’t have to use the hinges.
The gears keep your panel straight and eliminate sag when you open them.
https://www.knapeandvogt.com/sites/default/files/8091_9Sheet_0.pdf

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