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Routing track channels for sliding doors?
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Hi all – big fan of the group, this is my first forum post.I'm building a large built-in wardrobe out of 3/4" birch ply.It'll be in the vintage modern style w/ sliding doors, and I'm thinking of…Continue

Tags: plywood, doors, sliding

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Cox Nov 9, 2013.

 

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James Cox replied to Jeff Miller's discussion 'Routing track channels for sliding doors?'
"Hi Jeff: I recently built cabinets with sliding doors and yes using hardwood for the track pieces is the way to go.  Allow for 5/32" clearance on tops, bottoms and sides for the doors to slip into.  Also, if the doors are a little…"
Nov 9, 2013
Jay Boutwell replied to Jeff Miller's discussion 'Routing track channels for sliding doors?'
"Hi Jeff, sounds like an interesting project of which will the sliding doors will try your patience especially if made from plywood panels.  From my experience I can tell you that even the best grade of 1/2 ply will have the tendency of bowing…"
Sep 14, 2013
Ken Darga replied to Jeff Miller's discussion 'Routing track channels for sliding doors?'
"Jeff, Oak hardwood, is the way to go, vs using plywood, for the track."
Sep 14, 2013
Jeff Miller replied to Jeff Miller's discussion 'Routing track channels for sliding doors?'
"Well, today I came to the conclusion that routing my own track in a 2" hardwood strip might be the best bet. Routing directly into the plywood seems dubious at best. Now to go rifling through my scrapwood..."
Sep 13, 2013
Jeff Miller posted a discussion

Routing track channels for sliding doors?

Hi all – big fan of the group, this is my first forum post.I'm building a large built-in wardrobe out of 3/4" birch ply.It'll be in the vintage modern style w/ sliding doors, and I'm thinking of using 1/2" ply for the doors themselves.I'm looking for advice on the track for the doors. My current plan is to rout the two track channels right into the top and bottom panels.I have a dewalt compact router and a small router table. I figured I'd experiment w/ scrap first...because I'm not sure what…See More
Sep 13, 2013
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Cajon Drum 6

"Mere Mortals has a great "how to video" on building a Cajon. "
May 2, 2013
Stuart Spicer commented on Jeff Miller's photo
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Cajon Drum 6

"Great Job andFinish, Can you give us more details on design? Sizes, Materials or specifications, i would love to build one of these. So Cool!"
May 1, 2013
M Blair commented on Jeff Miller's album
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Cajon Drum

"Cool project. Thanks for the information. What kind of wood did you use?"
Apr 26, 2013
Claude Bradford commented on Jeff Miller's photo
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Midcentury-ish TV Cabinet/Credenza

"Looks great and well made, like the design and build specially the legs. Great job!"
Mar 12, 2013
joseph commented on Jeff Miller's album
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Sturdy Bunk Beds

"Brilliant! It looks so awesome.Bunk beds are a very popular choice when it comes to making two of your kids share a room.It's very important that the bunk bed you buy is good quality, and unfortunately with cheaper models, it's all to easy…"
Mar 11, 2013
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Mar 9, 2013
james wilhelm commented on Jeff Miller's photo
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Midcentury-ish TV Cabinet/Credenza

"JEFF, very nice design and finish , thanks for sharing , JIM"
Mar 1, 2013
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Finally in the Bedroom!

"nice job with teh carriage bolts...pocket screws are awesome for everything else, but glad that you added the carriage bolts for the extra heavy duty support"
Jan 30, 2013
Anthony DeCesare commented on Jeff Miller's album
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Sturdy Bunk Beds

"awesome! - thats what got me started building too...going to build the loft playhouse bed on Ana's site...just built a kitchen table, sofa table, next is the stools and then the bed"
Jan 30, 2013
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Cajon Drum 5

"Thanks!"
Jan 22, 2013

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Beginning Woodworker

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At 11:07am on June 21, 2012, Charles Partin said…

How can i build a router table like in your photo? CCP

At 9:28am on June 17, 2011, The WoodRasp said…
Hi Jeff: Two things here. 1. You spend way to much time starring at your feet; cut the plywood up and start the next project. 2. For a beginner nice job, I can wait to see what's next on your list.     
 
 
 

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