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#1 posted 04-14-2018 12:16 PM

With the assistance of the advice above and the Murphy Door Pivot hinge, I built a pine bookshelf door in my wife’s laundry room – the access to our wine room. I am reasonably pleased with the outcome, although the fit is a little off in the top left corner. This is due to a slight bowing of the bookcase top – something I didn’t appreciate until the bookcase was completed. Overall, this was great practice and as a novice woodworker, I learned a lot. Building the mock jamb and door in the garage before the actual install was definitely a smart move as obtaining a tight bookshelf fit in the jamb certainly involves trial and error. A formula or detailed instructions would be very helpful if anyone has this.
The second photo shows my real project as the one above was practice. This is a linen 28×80 opening which I plan on doing in oak. A left outswing bookshelf door with 6” wide shelves again using a Murphy Door pivot hinge. I want to preserve the trim in keeping with the rest of the house. My challenge will be keeping the fit tight. Any suggestions/advice welcome as actual plans that I’ve been able to source are less than detailed, at least for a novice like me.
Thanks, Pat

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