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Flipper Doors / Countertop pocket doors7/21
Getting requests for cabinet that sits on counter top / no bottom / usually 15-18" deep with doors that hinge open and slide back into the cabinet.
The KV rack & pinion pocket door slides work well for your application.
Thanks for the input
There is no need for hardware for an upward lifting single door - a garage door, if you will.
Lay it out on the cabinet side: A 1/4" (wood pins) or 1/8" (brass pins) route on the front edge about 1/4" to 1/2" from the edge, as you get 1/4 of the way from the top, have a template to curve you back to parallel to the top of the cabinet. (Door = 16" high, 1/4 of the way = 4", so the curve in the template is about a 4" radius). Put a pin in the door as near the bottom as you dare, and the other one at the transition from straight to curved.
Draw it first on the cabinet side, and slide a dummy door around to see how easy it is.
Size your final door to fit close, but no touch. If the sides are hardwood, and you are real good, size the door and pins so that the door rides on the end of the pins. That is, the edge of the door does not contact the inside cabinet sides.
This is the best way to make a garage for the countertop.