|Forum topic by mzimmers||posted 08-01-2013 05:27 PM||1000 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
08-01-2013 05:27 PM
Hi, all -
I’m planning to build a cabinet for garage storage. It will be 6’ tall x 4’ wide x 14-16” deep, and have maybe four shelves. Intended material is 3/4” plywood.
I’d like to put some doors on at least part of the cabinet. (I’m thinking about leaving the bottom shelf open, for oversized stuff.) My preference would be to have sliding doors, for the following reasons:
1. easier to open in tight spaces
So, here’s the issue: if I make the doors out of 3/4” wood (with a 1/4” center panel), I’m not sure that I can make them removable (which I’d like to do). I know that if the doors were only 1/4” thick, I could do with with grooves in the top and bottom of the shelves, but I don’t think the geometry works out with a 3/4” thick door, especially for the rear door whose track would be a good 1 1/4” from the front of the cabinet.
I hope I explained this somewhat clearly. Mostly I’m looking for ideas here on how this might be done. Thanks!
-- M. Zimmers