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Rockler 9" Barrister Bookcase Door Slides, Pair
Rockler 9" Barrister Bookcase Door Slides, Pair Item #25724
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Rockler 14-1/2" Barrister Bookcase Door Slides, Pair
Rockler 14-1/2" Barrister Bookcase Door Slides, Pair Item #22944
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Barrister Bookcase Door Slides

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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. Allow 1/4" gap at top of door for clearance. The 9" slide works perfectly for our Barrister Bookcase Plan (#52208, sold separately).

(1) Pair of Barrister Bookcase Door Slides
(1) Package of mounting hardware
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Weight 1.5500
Tech Spec
  • 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
  • Unique design allows smooth sliding with minimal bulk
  • 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
3.2 / 5.0
22 Reviews
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Barrister bookcase door slides
Since my cabinet wasn't made exclusively for the barrister bookcase door slides I had to do a slight modification on the cabinet but slides worked out perfectly.
April 10, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
I read reviews and watched videos, all were helpful but actually installing my first one taught me the most. If I had one piece of advice it would be to back cut the top face frame of the cabinet above the door at a 45 degree cut, starting 1/8 inch back. this allows the door to clear when opening, and keeps the reveal from the front looking consistent.
December 29, 2015
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Like other reviewers, I found this...
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.
June 3, 2009
I had read reviews of the...
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.
May 28, 2009
they worked fine..
February 13, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great product
While they may seem a little tricky at first, they go together easily and run smooth. I tried to minimize the gap at the top of each door by angling each doors top to close the gap, but also mimic the hinging action. It went together quite well. I decided to use these hinges and enclose a new tv stand to keep out dust and clean up the look, while also being able to access the electronics inside without having the doors take up space and be in the way like normal cabinet doors. They also give it a better look than pocket flipper hinges in my opinion, which would have been my choice had I not found these.
Doors open
Cabinet sealed
May 30, 2016
Woodworking Experience:
worth it
A little pricey but worth it for the time saved. You have to rabbet the back of the door, and I chiseled a notch for the track tab, but it all worked just fine.
July 13, 2015
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
About a year ago, I wrote...
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.
January 22, 2012
Worked very well for my project.
Worked very well for my project.
August 16, 2011
Barrister doors are of the inset...
Barrister doors are of the inset type-that is, they fit within the cabinet opening. The barrister door slides upward and under the cabinet top. In so doing, the door occupies about 1 5/16 of vertical space for 3/4 thick doors. So if the cabinet is used for books, the maximum height of the books needs to be at least 1 5/16 shorter than the inside height of the opening. The hardware is very robust and works perfectly. The installation is a bit tricky, and the instructions are too brief.
January 26, 2011
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Why did you choose this?
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Making a bookcase from scratch and are going to put doors on the shelves.
John H. W on May 23, 2018
have not done it before and want to add it to my tv stand project
Randy n on Jan 27, 2018
Making a bookcase from scratch and are going to put doors on the shelves.
John H. W on May 23, 2018
needed them
Charles C on Apr 16, 2018
have not done it before and want to add it to my tv stand project
Randy n on Jan 27, 2018
because I needed flip up slide in door hdwr.
MCK on Jan 11, 2018
old beautiful bookcase, going to use in my kitchen. the original glides work and are intact but will not hold up to use. saving all original hardware.
AUDREY A S on Nov 20, 2017
Because they will work and do what I need them to do.
Tony I on Sep 5, 2017
for a project
dana p on Jul 31, 2017
building a microwave cabinet
James W on May 27, 2017
Specified by designer
Thomas H on May 8, 2017
needed to replace old hardware on restored bookcase
Lynn M B on May 2, 2017
Construction project
Tom D on Feb 24, 2017
Built bookcase earlier. Door slides I purchased from you before for that project were plastic and broke after 10 years wear. Replaced with this order.
Walter O on Jan 31, 2017
For the type of door I am making.
Jim L on Jan 24, 2017
I am going to try these slides in an appliance garage. All of the other options were not leaving head space for a upright mixer-- flip up, flapper, swing up. maybe this will do it.
david on Jan 5, 2017
JD E on Dec 17, 2016
I have one of the doors on my barrister that the original slide has broken.
Christine S on Nov 7, 2016
Specification for a job.
Dean R on Nov 1, 2016
home project
Shawn M on Oct 24, 2016
To replace the plastic ones I purchased from you in the first place.
MARY E on Aug 7, 2016
My husband built a barrister cabinet for our niece years ago and he used plastic slides. In her moving a few times, one of the slides broke. We have not been able to find a similar one to fix the door. Your door slide looks to be a perfect metal one, so he wants to replace all the plastic slides. Thank you for having what we need.
Colleen A on Aug 3, 2016
only place to findthis type of slide
wayne m on May 14, 2016
building a hidden gun rack
Mark M on Jan 3, 2016
Making a piano into a desk. Needed to access the upright portion as a shelf.
Terry S on Dec 7, 2015
because it is of good quality
Amos U on Nov 9, 2015
only place I could find these
JAN E on Aug 25, 2015
Building new walnut media center and plan for a glass door for the photo album section
Al S on May 30, 2015
refinishing an old player piano into a bar!
John W on May 11, 2015
needed them
Charles C on Apr 16, 2018
because I needed flip up slide in door hdwr.
MCK on Jan 11, 2018
will the 9" slide work for a 11" length of travel?
Mary L on Mar 31, 2016
Is there a maximum door width/height/weight for these?
Russ J on Feb 8, 2017
will the 9 inch work on a 11 inch travel?
Edna L on Jan 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I don't recall with certainty, but yes, I believe the 9" slide would work in an 11" travel because there is no step or locking feature as in a drawer track. You may have to create a stop unless the door handle acts as one.
How much of a gap do you need all the way around the door do you need?
Tinski on Nov 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It depends on if you are staining or painting. The doors in the bench seats I made were being painted so I made them with an 1/8" gap. After the painter got through with a couple coats of semi gloss it closed up the gap. If you are staining you could start with a slightly smaller gap. Hope this helps.
I have two cabinet doors I would like to install under my cabinets to create an appliance garage. Would this work without altering the doors?
Sharon D on Apr 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi Sharon. The quick answer is probably. A better answer is for you to go to a Rockler store and read the instructions for mounting the barrister slides. I don't have my instructions anymore but I wanted the door to be very tight against the shelf so I had to make some minor alterations like chamferrng the upper edge of the door. Get the data and then make a good sketch of what you want to do. It will probably work out.
How do you determine the height at which you mount the cabinet member?
Nathan S on Jan 2, 2019
Can this door hinge work for RV’s?
rb2whrider on Oct 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I do not see why it would not work. Providing your application is a barrister style door.
What is the weight limit for these?
Julia d on Aug 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I don't see how weight limit can be a consideration at all. They hand vertically when closed and only have their own weight to support. Are you trying to attach something to the back of the door?
Do these brackets come with installation instructions complete with dimensions of the cabinet ?
Iain B on Jan 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Instructions are linked on-line under the 'Technical Donloads' section of this web offer.
will 9inch slide in an11inch cabinet ?

edwin q on Feb 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes it will work however the door will extend past the sided by the three inches
Hardware functions nicely
Repairing glass do i need to break peg to remoce door ?
Susan on Dec 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You shouldn't have to break anything. If it's assembled right the bottom of the door swings in and up from the closed position and then you roll the upper part out of the stationary slide. Hope this helps.
Hello . I am missing a silver round roller on mine like a silver coin ... it also needs the pice to screw it in bracket - the coin has hole in middle for a nut or something . Can you tell me if you sell these thx?
Janet on Sep 21, 2017
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