I'm working on plans for a cabinet I am going to build into a niche between
two rooms. The space for the cabinet horizontally is like this (VP= 3/4"
center left 6 3/4"
center (for TV) 39 1/2"
center right 6 3/4"
For a total of 78"
The center and two outside compartment widths have to be at least what they
are now; the left & right center widths are fudgeable as they are for CD/DVD
The entire front is to be enclosed with doors. The horizontal space for the
doors is 76 1/2 which allows a 3/4 overlap on the interior space for each
face frame stile. The height of the doors will be 39 1/2 +-
My intent - before drawing it out - was to use four sliding doors. There is
plenty of space in front of the partitions for sliders. Problem is, there
is no way I can figure for four sliding doors to cover the interior space
but allow the center ones to be slid open and allow full view of the TV
I thought about using six doors; getting pretty narrow...the narrower they
are the more chance of them binding when pushed. I could use five to make
them a bit wider.
I also thought about a fold down and slide in door in the front of the TV
compartment. That compartment is 28' high and there is another compartment
10 1/2 inches high under its support shelf. I'm thinking about something
like a barrister door but flop down rather than up. When flipped and pushed
in, a door like that would project outward from the cabinet front by 4-6" as
the available depth is 24" max.; I don't see that as a huge problem, more
like an impetus to close the door :) There is no room for side flip doors.
And lastly, I could always use four regular old hinged doors. I may wind up
doing that but wanted to get the thoughts of you guys and - hopefully - the
benefit of your experience.
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