Sliding wardrobe doors
Heavy doors, or tall and narrow doors in wardrobes and cupboards are always more satisfactory if they are top hung, and typical
236 Sliding glass doors
sliding actions are illustrated in 235. Figure 235:1 is one type of track for doors up to 601b (27.210 kg) weight, using steel top channel and two nylon pulleys per door screwed to the back, while 235:2 is a different track for doors up to 25 lb (11.330 kg) weight with nylon sliders (235:2C,
D) instead of pulleys. There is no bottom channel with either type, thus preserving a flush surface for easy cleaning, and the doors are held in position by metal or nylon guides (235:IB, 2E) which are screwed to the centre of the carcass base (235:4). As there is a fair gap
between the doors, a buffer-stop is necessary (235:1 A, 4), or pinched fingers will result. The doors can be made dustproof by fitting bevelled strips (235:3) which are glued and pinned to the leading edges, and the necessary clearance is obtained immediately a door is moved.