Friday, March 17, 2017
When we moved into our house 8 years ago, we didn't have much. Not even a TV. So, one of our first purchases for the house was our TV and the entertainment center pictured below:
I found the perfect plans from Ana White and modified them to fit my space and to get the three shelves I wanted. I used the Grandy Sliding Door Console Table plans found here.
I also added that third shelf following the same idea in Step 5 of the plans. I did add the other support 1x2s to the back since I knew a lot of weight was going to be added to the shelves.
Now for the door and the hardware. I thought about going the Amazon route and buying some hardware there, but the smallest size I found was 6 feet and the actual door hardware was quite a bit larger than I needed. So, I decided to make my own. Here are the supplies:
1 - 1" wide flat aluminum bar. Mine is 1/4" thick. Need this to be long enough to cover the door pieces and the sliding track.
1 - 1 1/2" swivel double pulley
3 - 2 1/2" metal screws (these screws should fit through the size of drill bit you use to create your holes)
3 - 1" metal spacers (should fit over your metal screws above)
9 - 1/4" metal washers
5 - 1/4" hex nuts ( or the size that will fit over the screw size you used above)
2 - 1 1/2" metal screws (for top of door going through pulley)
4 - 1" screws (going through door)
Dremel with sander and metal cutting bit
Drill and metal drill bit
Here's the two bits that I used on my Dremel to cut through the metal. I marked with a marker where I needed it cut and then started off cutting with the metal disc cutter. Once that was done, I then used the sander bit and sanded the metal's edges so they weren't sharp.
The bottom holes were just the screws and one nut then into the metal and wood.
Dremel Ultra Saw for the cuts, which is amazing! I got this for Christmas and just love it. I hate using my circular saw or table saw, and this is the perfect inbetween :)
This is was the hanging door actually looks like for reference.
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