The panels I am referring to are going to be used to cover windows in a
room that has 14ft ceilings. The idea is that the panels will slide out
of the way as a solid piece.
There will be up-to 4 panels per wall, there are two walls.
I am focusing on the track right now as that would seem to be hardest part.
After comments in this group I am now thinking it might be possible to
use sliding dovetail ( think of a wooden undermounted drawer slide, and
turn it upside down) to build the tracks. I would prefer to use
manufactured track, and some kind of T-Slide, but sliding dovetails
might be a good back-up.
The longest wall is 17ft. The piece of wood for this wall would contain
two tracks, 2 sliding dovetails. Each of the two tracks would contain
2 panels, 1 being moved off to the left, and the other 1 to right.
So more questions. .
Any comments on sliding dovetails for this purpose?
I am planning on using hard maple for the tracks, and hard maple of the
slide, neither will be very visible so I could mix the woods if that
would provide a better slide.
Is maple a sound choice? Finding a piece that is 17ft long might be tricky.