Slide away cabinet door, over the top

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Forum topic by Tabletop posted 08-23-2016 09:13 AM 287 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-23-2016 09:13 AM

Customer wants a credenza with doors that lock, when closed,and roll back into cabinet when open. No problem but these are doors that when opened and out of the way, reveal a drawer that slides out. So I have an inset door that opens from the bottom and slides over the top of the drawer, like a garage door, kinda. Am I making any sense? These doors will be approximately 10” tall by 32” wide. Anyone know what kind of hideaway slide and hinge I should use for the door? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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#1 posted 08-23-2016 09:29 AM

Probably not gonna help you much, but we get these in South Africa –

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#2 posted 08-23-2016 10:10 AM

Thanks pantsboy. From the best I can tell these would be for like a roll top desk with segmented door(the proper term has left me). My door will be solid. It will swing up and then slide straight back into cabinet. Like doors on an entertainment center that when closed hide the television but when opened slide back into cabinet revealing the tv. Except this will be horizontal instead of vertical.

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#3 posted 08-23-2016 11:23 AM


I think I understand your project; if I do it sounds similar the operation of a doors on a barrister bookcase. A Google search for barrister bookcase hardware will reveal a few hardware sources. Here is one example from such a search, sold on Amazon.

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#4 posted 08-23-2016 11:37 AM

Jbrow, perfect! Thanks

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#6 posted 08-24-2016 03:33 AM

they are called flipper door hardware


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#7 posted 08-24-2016 05:52 AM

Thanks MrRon, tambour door is what I was trying to think of earlier. Those won’t work on this.
GR8Hunter thanks for the link, those are an option. When you search flipper doors or barrister(JBrow) it gives a lot of options. I just didn’t know what I was looking for but now I do. Thanks again

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