|Forum topic by lump945||posted 07-07-2016 11:52 PM||325 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
07-07-2016 11:52 PM
I’m new to woodworking / cabinet building and have an idea I wanted to run past the old pros here. I’d appreciate critical feedback to identify any flaws with my idea.
I just hung up a wall full of Knape & Vogt (AKA John Sterling) “fast mount” wall shelving: 6’ tall by 8’ wide and 24” deep.
These are great heavy-duty wall standards and brackets that hold a LOT of weight, don’t break the bank, and made in USA. They look like this:
Small finished system:
20” deep supported bracket (300 lbs):
[B]My idea:[/B] attach a vertical piece to each side of the shelves to create a box. Then, cut a pair of dados about 1/2” apart near the edge on each piece (top/bottom/sides) and insert 2 or more thin pieces of plywood to create sliding doors for each row of shelving. Here is a photo of what the sliding doors would look like:
The purpose of my idea is solely to hide the contents of the shelves. I’m thinking that the sliding doors are simple and inexpensive compared to creating traditional cabinet carcasses and doors with hinges. Any flaws with this design?! Thanks for reading!