Advice needed for sliding door project run amok

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On 3/15/2015 7:29 AM, dadiOH wrote:

I am going to try 1/4" smoked acrylic sheet. Should be stable and a lot lighter than glass.
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Dick Snyder wrote:

Possibly you could put the stiffener on the front side of the front panel and on the back side of the back panel. But whether you can remove the warp is uncertain.
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On Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 12:46:47 PM UTC-7, dadiOH wrote:

I tried the 'cover with wallpaper' trick, and kinda got it to work, BUT (1) the stuff I got wasn't real wallpaper, it turns out to be some kind of pre-pasted vinyl (2) the hardboard had the screen-surface problem (but you can apply shellac primer, then apply a hot iron to flatten it- don't use a fancy Teflon surface iron for this). (3) I ended up painting the hardboard and the (washed) vinyl stuff with white glue, letting it dry, then applying the hot iron. Not too hot, so the vinyl doesn't flow; not to cool, so the glue doesn't soften and fuse.
So, for the future: where oh where can I find REAL PAPER wallpaper?
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"Dick Snyder" wrote:

----------------------------------------- As others have suggested with 1/4" plywood, you can't get there from here in this application.
IMHO, you have the following choices:
1/4" hardboard, two sides good and painted.
1/4" etched safety glass.
1/4" smoked acrylic sheet complete with finger holes.
Of those 3, my choice would be the acrylic.
Lighter in weight than glass, safety is not an issue.
Only you can determine if painted hardboard will provide the necessary esthetics.
Lew
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On 3/14/2015 7:59 PM, Lew Hodgett wrote:

I like the smoked acrylic sheet idea the best. I will contact my local glass place on Monday. Thanks.
Dick
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On 03/14/2015 6:59 PM, Lew Hodgett wrote:

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Veneer it is the other choice to retain the original cherry look.
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On 3/15/2015 12:56 PM, dpb wrote:

I may do the hardboard as a second choice. First choice right now is smoked acrylic glass. I will have to give up on the cherry doors but my daughter (the recipient) is OK with that.
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On 03/15/2015 4:51 PM, Dick Snyder wrote: ...

See my other note above; you don't _have_ to give it I think...
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On 03/14/2015 11:18 AM, Dick Snyder wrote:

How about this stuff:
<https://www.menards.com/main/building-materials/panel-products/specialty-panels/melamine/dakota-1-4-x-49-x-97-melamine-panel/p-1954471-c-13335.htm
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On 3/15/2015 8:18 PM, Doug Winterburn wrote:

Thanks. Like hardboard, I would have to paint it. I have a couple of other approaches to consider first
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On 3/14/2015 2:18 PM, Dick Snyder wrote:

After many good ideas from you all on my problems I thought I would let you know that the idea which worked best for me was 1/4" acrylic panels. They are very stable, slide easily, and while not what I had planned on (I had stained cherry plywood), they look quite nice in their own right.
Thanks again to all who assisted me in thinking through this problem and, as usual when I ask for help, I learned a *LOT*.
Dick Snyder
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On 4/2/2015 9:07 AM, Dick Snyder wrote:

Photos, or it didn't happen ... ;)
And congratulations on finding a solution you're happy with.
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On 4/2/2015 11:52 AM, Swingman wrote:

Exactly!
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On 4/2/2015 12:52 PM, Swingman wrote:

Where is a good place to put a photo?
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Dick Snyder wrote:

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On 4/2/2015 10:19 PM, Lew Hodgett wrote:

I just posted a picture on apbw. The cabinet is sitting on my assembly table awaiting delivery to my daughter and her husband tomorrow.
Again, thanks to all who were so helpful to me.
Dick
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