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Forum topic by newwoodbutcher posted 09-11-2016 05:16 AM 287 views 1 time favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-11-2016 05:16 AM

I thought this would be an easy Google search over an hour ago. Now my head hurts. I’m building a sewing center for my wife I want to build two doors to cover the knee hole when it’s not in use that can be slid into the cabinet opening. Some places call then flip doors, some call them pocket doors. My questions are about the hardware. I’ve found 4-5 manufacturers with different options. None of them are out of my budget considerations, so the field is wide open. What I’m looking for is a quality set up that operates smoothly, is durable, and reasonably easy to install and takes the least space in the sides of the knee hole. The doors will each be 24” tall, 15” wide and 3/4” thick frame and panel inset doors. Can anyone from personal experience, advise me on the best choices?

-- Ken

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#1 posted 09-11-2016 03:25 PM

I have installed these in a custom cabinet shop ….. and was easy as 123


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#2 posted 09-11-2016 03:48 PM

I prefer the KV brand 4 x 4 Pocket Door Slides
They don’t let the doors sag and travel is straight and solid. A little more expensive than some of the others but well worth it in my opinion. I’m a cabinet maker and have used these several times.
On a side note, there a little overkill for the size of your doors but I would still consider them.

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#3 posted 09-19-2016 10:24 PM

I’ve had excellent results with these,43614,43625&ap=1

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#4 posted 09-20-2016 05:10 AM

They look strong and durable. I appreciate your input. Thank you all.

-- Ken

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