Originally Posted by budk
Here are the pictures of the hinge that moves the mdf door panel and frames. Remember that this is the only purpose of the hinge as the door itself is mounted with 3 heavy duty hinges. Ignore the colors in the photo... everything really does match but the camera doesn't show that.
This is the hinge mounted to the door frame extension and the angle mounted to the slinding MDF.
Here is a few of the same hinge/angle without the frame mounted.
I purchased an extra hinge just in case I needed it and cut a 2nd angle but I didn't bother to drill holes in it. I don't expect to need this.
A pic of the lengthened (welded) door mechanism.
Handle mounted. There is a little more to it than appears. The assembly process necessitated some modifications (holes) in the mdf that I didn't plan for, but since the mdf is covered with the fabric frames you never notice it.
I'll try to answer any other questions.
Thanks for looking.
I know this is an old thread Bud, that's brilliant -- I have the same issue w/my door and was wondering how to spiff it up. Just about gave up till I stumbled on your solution. I hope you don't mind, but I'm going to steal your idea... if I can actually replicate it. One question: is the slide distance for the panels variable/adjustable by fiddling with the angle between the metal bracket and throw hinge? My door is set inward a bit more than yours, so I may need the panels to move a tad more when the door is opened. I think the geometry is such that when you tweak angles b/w metal bracket and hinge, the slide distance should change, but I'm not sure.
Oh, one other thing - I can see your first slide hinge in the middle of the door, but you mentioned using two slides, so where is the second one? And why did you mount the slide that's visible in the middle of the door vs. at the top and bottom (is there any functional reason or aesthetics only?). Many thanks!!