Okay, it's not a medicine chest yet. Newly remodeled bathroom, hole in the
wall centered above the sink, gorgeous mirror covering the hole in the wall.
Standard medicine cabinet will not fit because of 2 inch vent stack passing
vertically up through the middle. Cannot be changed.
Anyway, since SHMBO loves the mirror, here is what I would like to do:
1) Build my own cabinet using 1/4" stock, allowing for the 2" pipe
2) Put the mirror on some kind of 'glide' so, in order to open it, one would
simply slide it along the wall from left to right.
Mirror is approximately 24" tall and 18 inches wide.
I need help recommending "glides". I was thinking something along the lines
of the system used to support fine cabinet drawers. Maybe something simpler
is available. All suggestions and links greatly appreciated.
They have sliding glass door hardware. Usually just a track for the glass
to slid in. That may work for you.
Talk to a glass supply shop. They could help you.
1) Frame mirror in wooden frame. (If it isn't already.)
2) Mount 18" full extension drawer slides behind the frame, top and
bottom. One part screws to the frame, the other part to the wall. This
will space the back of the frame 1/2" away from the wall. If that's too
much space, you could recess the slide into the frame somewhat.
On Thu, 11 Mar 2010 16:15:06 -0600, the infamous Chris Friesen
Or epoxy a large wooden flat behind it if you want a glass edge.
Yeah, what he said, but space the mirror out a scosh and hide the
single top slide behind a cover. Install a rubber-tired roller on the
bottom for contact. It'll leave the wall cleaner.
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