I'd like to build a bookcase nearly the size of a closet door.
The rub is that I want it to function as a door. Any ideas, websites,
books, etc... that anyone can recommend? Hardware sources?
This bookcase may or may not go all the way to the floor.
I've tried Googling, but I don't think I have the right terms.
On Fri, 07 Nov 2003 12:08:46 GMT, B a r r y B u r k e J r .
Here's a design suggestion...taken from a VCR tape storage case that I
Build the bookcase you want...full width and height.
Then build another one...only this one will be TWO cases. Each will
be roughly half the width of the first one...same depth and height.
These two will be installed FACING the original bookshelf...so all
you'll see will be the backside of these two. They get mounted to the
original case with hinges on the left and right sides. European
hinges will probably work fine. At any rate, these hinges are mounted
on the inside...so they never show.
The 2 half-doors/bookcases open from the center...hinged on the left
and right. When open, you have book storage on the full-width, inside
bookcase. And you also have book storage on each of these doors. You
don't see any of the books until you open the bookcase/doors.
Pretty simple design really...and the doors double as both door and
The hinges will mount on the front-most part of the sides...on the
inside...both on the back case and on the door cases. Because of
this, the bookcase can't be built from wall to wall. You must leave
room on either side of the bookcase equal roughly to the depth of the
shelves of the doors.
Let us know what you decide. Sounds like a nice project.
Have a nice week...
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