Homemade pocket door slide

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Project by EnredandoNoGaraxe posted 03-17-2014 12:41 PM 5035 views 12 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I first made a small cabinet like this, I was looking for some way to slide the door inside the cabinet when I open it. That first time I had some problems (I even broke the router bit), but this time it was an easier fabrication. It was an easy groove routing and It was very easy to fit the dowels and the pins, too.
I like how this kind of cabinets look with pocket doors, because they look great both with the door closed and open.

-- Sergio, Galicia (Spain),

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#1 posted 03-17-2014 04:56 PM

Looks good.
Pocket door hardware is terribly expensive. So I did the same thing on a cabinet I made. Not as smooth as metal hardware but it does a great job of getting the door out of the way.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#2 posted 03-18-2014 07:18 AM

Now your ready for a barrister book case! Nice work!

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#3 posted 03-18-2014 09:39 AM

Pocket door hardware is expensive and bulky. I have almost 1 mm to each side of the door, so it is very easy to slide. Some time ago I made something like those barrister bookcases, but with hinges. May be it is time to make another one with this kind of door. By the way, barrister bookcase is a new term to me. I´ve never heard or read it before. Thank you very much.

-- Sergio, Galicia (Spain),

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#4 posted 03-18-2014 05:02 PM

Quite ingenious design and I have to agree with you about good looking open and closed as opposed to doors.

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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