|Forum topic by mzimmers||posted 185 days ago||587 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
185 days ago
Hi, all -
I’m getting ready to build some cabinets for the garage. Nothing fancy; just a 6’x4’ plywood box with a bunch of shelves. But, as tight as space is, I was thinking of going with sliding doors instead of swingers.
So…good idea/bad idea/other? I was envisioning building a frame, possibly out of 2×4, to accommodate the tracks. But it seems like overkill, and I’d be concerned about the strength (this cabinet will be hanging, so the frame has to support the doors’ weight.)
A semi-related question: what tool/technique would you use if you wanted to take a 2×2 and turn it into a wooden L-bar? Say, relieve a 3/4” square from one corner. I could see doing this with a largish router bit, but…it seems like that’s removing a heck of a lot of wood for a router.
-- M. Zimmers, central CA