|Forum topic by richgreer||posted 04-17-2010 09:52 PM||1218 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
04-17-2010 09:52 PM
My church (once again) has asked me to help them by doing another closet project. They want a closet with sliding doors that are suspended from a track mounted to the ceiling. They have suggested/requested that I make the doors 4’ wide and make them out of a sheets of oak plywood.
I am thinking I would probably use oak veneered MDF because I am much less likely to have a problem with warping. Of course, MDF is even heavier than plywood.
Here is my concern – - If I attach the wheel mechanism to the top of the plywood door with a couple of basic lag screws I don’t think the lag screws would hold.
Here is my suggested solution – - Secure a piece of solid oak trim (at least an inch wide) to the top of the plywood (or MDF). Secure this piece of trim with glue, lots of lag screws and maybe even a few dowels. Then secure the wheel mechanisms to this piece of solid oak.
Does anyone have experience with an issue like this? Does this sound like a good way to address this issue?
-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.