I plan to build a curio display cabinet for my wife. We have seen a few
lately that use a one-piece sliding wood/glass front door panel that slides
off to the side of the cabinet in lieu of hinged doors. When opened the
front panel of the cabinet is actually suspended, on the slide, nearly all
the way to the side of the cabinet. This approach provides better
visibility of the contents and is kinda unique. We have also seen a
variation where one end slides out toward the front on similar slides.
My first thought was that the slides were a special hardware item. In
surfing for hardware I have found a few horizontal door slides (Rockler, for
example) that really do not look like those we have seen installed.
However, some heavy duty drawer slides that I have seen look a lot like the
ones we saw installed in an Amish cabinet this weekend. Has anyone used the
lateral sliding doors in a cabinet? Is the hardware unique or standard