How to hide your kitchen

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Project by joeyinsouthaustin posted 07-27-2013 02:19 PM 2438 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a door system I am really proud of. This is a set of 4 4o x 8o knotty pine doors on track. The opening is 16’ wide. The house has a very open back floor plan with a grand patio, built for entertaining. So this idea was hatched to close of the kitchen when having a gathering in the main space. The track is sourced from conference panel hardware. These are top rollers, with the bottom guides set in a pine threshold. The total scope of work included re-framing the entire space and adding a set of Glu lam beams to carry the added weight of the doors and a set of windows and dormers above, not seen in the photo. The doors are 1 3/8 knotty pine with 3/4 panels. Very fun to build these large doors. Will be posting a set of 4/6×10/0 chasing sliders as well as soon as I can get permission!! The kitchen you see and all the principle carpentry/cabinetry was me and my firm in this house. Thanks for looking.

-- Who is John Galt?

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#1 posted 07-27-2013 02:55 PM

very nice doors and well done. I’ve seen that 3 ply design doors used many times in hotels to divide big hall areas.

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#2 posted 07-27-2013 03:13 PM

Thanks.. and that is the exact type of hardware we used.

-- Who is John Galt?

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#3 posted 07-28-2013 12:55 AM

Very cool design and great execution.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 07-30-2013 04:09 PM

Those sliding doors look fantastic and well installed. Like the knotty pine, very attractive with the finish. Great job!

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#5 posted 07-30-2013 09:52 PM

Thanks again, I may post the whole kitchen. It has some neat features, and a lot of pine.

-- Who is John Galt?

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#6 posted 08-08-2013 05:25 PM

Just saw this, these are great! I want to do something similar in my next house.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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