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Bullet

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07-07-2013 10:25 PM

Topic tags/keywords: frameless full overlay

I have a question. I’m building a 50” long upper frameless cabinet with three full overlay doors and adjustable shelves. My question is, how do I add the third door? I can see doing it as two separate cabs, a two door and a one door. Or I could build a full three door with a full height block on the interior wall to mount the hinges to or for the third door to seat on. But if I use the block idea, I’d have to notch the shelves to fit inside where the block sits. It seems overkill to double up the interior wall, but it seems silly to notch the shelves. What is standard practice?

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Loren

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#1 posted 07-07-2013 10:56 PM

With frameless standard practice would be to build
two cabinets.

You can get a bifold door hinges too and do
1 or 2 bifold doors so to look at it you’ll see
3 or 4 door faces but inside the cabinet is
unobstructed. 50” shelves is not a very
efficient use of material and a sag-prone span.

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#2 posted 07-08-2013 12:47 PM

Build two cabinets.

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#3 posted 07-08-2013 01:58 PM

Not knowing the layout, I’m unsure this will be of value:

Finished ends. If you’re 50” overall, you need to allow for finished ends (or end) of material the thickness of the rest of the project.

And yes, two boxes. Design from your door dimensions to the cases.

Kindly,

Lee

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#4 posted 07-08-2013 02:28 PM

Thanks for the input!

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#5 posted 07-08-2013 05:04 PM

What James101 says above is fine but keep in mind it will change your door overlay and the type of hinge you can use.

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#6 posted 07-08-2013 05:34 PM

I once saw an episode on the New Yankee workshop where Norm did this by hinging the middle door to one of the other doors.

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#7 posted 07-08-2013 05:40 PM

That’s what I ended up doing (what james101 suggested). But I added a 1.5” face piece to the interior jamb for the second overlay. I’ll post a pic when I get a chance. I think it should work ok.

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