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Barrister Bookcase Door Slides

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Rockler 9" Barrister Bookcase Door Slides, Pair Item #: 25724
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$37.99

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$37.99
Rockler 14-1/2" Barrister Bookcase Door Slides, Pair Item #: 22944
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$39.99

Pair
$39.99
Rockler 9" Barrister Bookcase Door Slides, Pair Item #: 25724
In Stock
 
Price:
$37.99
Pair
Quantity:
Total: $37.99
Rockler 14-1/2" Barrister Bookcase Door Slides, Pair Item #: 22944
In Stock
 
Price:
$39.99
Pair
Quantity:
Total: $39.99

Overview

Tuck your barrister doors into the cabinet in one smooth motion with these easy-to-install slides. Unique design combines hinging action and sliding action into a simple roller slide, eliminating the clunky look of flipper-style hardware. Durable metal with brown epoxy coating and smooth-sliding nylon rollers. Includes mounting screws and detailed instructions. Sold in pairs. Note: allow 1/4" gap at top of door for clearance.

Unique design allows smooth sliding with minimal bulk.
  • Sold in pairs (four components) with mounting hardware.
  • Both door member and cabinet member have rollers that double as hinging mechanisms.
  • To remove the door, it must be able to swing inside the cabinet. Use only removeable catches/door stops.
  • Minimum cabinet depth for 9" slide: 10"
  • Minimum cabinet depth for 14-1/2" slide: 15-1/2"
  • Length of travel for 9" slide: 7-1/2"
  • Length of travel for 14-1/2" slide: 13"
  • For use with 3/4" door thickness.
  • The 9" slide works perfectly for our Barrister Bookcase Plan (52208).
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Like other reviewers, I found this...

Guest from Colorado Springs, CO Posted June 3, 2009
Like other reviewers, I found this to be an excellent, well-made product - solid, painted well, works perfectly. If I ever have another project requiring barrister hinges, I will definitely buy these.Also like other reviewers, I found the instructions to not be very helpful, especially given my lack of wood working experience. But my dad, who does have experience, was able to figure out how to install the hinges without much trouble. Thanks to the reviewer who gave the tidbit about installing the removing the doors.

I had read reviews of the...

PAUL N from Berkeley, CA Posted May 28, 2009
I had read reviews of the product before buying, so I was alert to the challenge of following the instructions. The product is high quality. The instructions are not. They need to be in 3-D, not plan & profile. As it turned out, the photos of the installed glides were more useful than the drawings. Also, pay attention to the reviewer who described installing the door on the tracks once everything's mounted.

About a year ago, I wrote...

David W from South Pasadena, CA Posted January 22, 2012
About a year ago, I wrote a review of the Rockler barrister door slides. Since that time I have installed them several times and can comment from a bit more experience. I was concerned with the look of the door when the gap between the top of the door and the top lip of the cabinet is as large as 1/4", which is the size of the opening given in the specification for the slides. The size of the gap arises from the need for clearance between the bottom 30-degree chamfered edge of the cabinet top and the top of the door as it is opened. I found that the clearance can be improved by dishing in the bottom chamfered edge with a round router bit. Also, the attention the gap commands visually can be reduced by chamfering the top edge of the door by 30 degrees to match the chamfer in the cabinet. By implementing these changes, it is possible to reduce the gap to 1/8", which is visually quite appealing, and is also equal to the gaps I specified for the other sides of the door. It is important to comment on the method used to install the doors so that they fit correctly. The vertical position of the slides fastened to the cabinet members CL and CR controls the gap between the door and the upper lip in the cabinet opening as the door slides into the cabinet. There is no adjustment available for this once the holes are drilled. The holes are best positioned by placing a spacer between the top of the slide and the cabinet top. I discussed this in my last review. What is more critical is the positioning of the holes in the door. The members that attach to the door DL and DR are designed for some side to side horizontal adjustment, but no vertical adjustment. The horizontal adjustment is necessary to get a fit without excessive play in the door during opening and closing. To get the vertical adjustment right, which is very important in getting the correct vertical position of the door when it is closed, I first made a jig that would allow the holes to be drilled in the doors repeatably. However, the result was very disappointing. This turned out to be caused by variation in excess of +/-1/16" in the position of the slots in the slider brackets with respect to the roller. In other words, there are small dimensional variations in the DL and DR hardware. Because of this, I would recommend positioning the door correctly in the opening and marking the hole positions from the back, using the hardware, before the back of the cabinet is installed. After this, it is important to track which member belongs to which door.

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