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Forum topic by riverb posted 09-16-2012 08:52 PM 4002 views 1 time favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-16-2012 08:52 PM

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My next project is a built-in cabinet in our main room to house books, pictures, and tv up top and toys, games, and movies down below. The bottom is going to be drawers behind doors and the top is open on the sides with the TV behind sliding doors. The open for the TV is going to be about 38-42” and be split with two doors. The sides next to the TV are around 24” or so, so there will be plenty of room to slide the center panels out of the way. And finally my question is does anyone have advice on which slides to use for the doors. they are going to be around 35” tall and 19”-22” wide. I live in a pretty small town so no chance to get my hands on a variety to test out.

Thanks in advance.


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#1 posted 09-17-2012 12:47 AM

Are you thinking suspended sliding doors or ones that slide in the bottom track?

In the latter case, doors taller than wide have a tendency not to slide well.

You lose a lot of depth in the cabinet with sliding doors.

Sources like Hafele and Knape-Vogt will offer you lots of options.

Kindly,

Lee

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#2 posted 09-17-2012 01:14 AM

I was thinking a top and bottom track just for stability, but I’m not married to it. This part of the cabinet is just to house a flat panel tv behind the doors and books and pictures on the outside sections. Depth I have it is the Width that I need. We were looking at doors that slide back once opened but now are thinking they would take up too much space, hence the sliding option.

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#3 posted 09-17-2012 01:20 AM

just found this

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