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Offline Ross Davis

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Removable Divider Technique?
« on: February 20, 2017, 04:05 PM »
Hi -

Making a bathroom vanity.  Under the sink section, I'd like to install a removable vertical divider as part of the face frame.  This divider would cover the gap between the two doors to the vanity.  The end goal is to make it easier to install / maintain the plumbing.

Suggestions?  Hardware that might be needed?

TIA

Ross

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Offline Owego

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Re: Removable Divider Technique?
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2017, 04:10 PM »
Pocket screws. 

Offline DrD

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Re: Removable Divider Technique?
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2017, 04:29 PM »
Why not sliding dovetails?
Dr.D

Offline SRSemenza

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Re: Removable Divider Technique?
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2017, 04:43 PM »
I like this idea might have to convert my existing vanity.


     Depends a bit on how easily and conveniently you want to be able to remove it.  Of the first two suggestions I'd go with pocket screws because you could end up with sliding dove tails becoming too tight to easily drive apart without damage over time. Especially in a potentially humid bathroom. Both good ideas though.

    Part of the trick will be to remember (ten years later) that you made it easy to take out.

   Maybe rare earth magnets with a short backer piece at the top and bottom so that the vertical piece doesn't get pushed in.

Seth

Offline James Biddle

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Re: Removable Divider Technique?
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2017, 06:55 PM »
I just mill down a thin piece of wood and attach behind one of the doors and leave the divider out altogether

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Removable Divider Technique?
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2017, 07:09 PM »
I just mill down a thin piece of wood and attach behind one of the doors and leave the divider out altogether

What he said.

Same idea as the right cabinet drawer and on this island. Appears to be a door and drawer to match the ones to the left, as you can see in the second photo looks can be deceiving.

Tom


Offline kevinculle

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Re: Removable Divider Technique?
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2017, 09:52 PM »
I have always hated middle stiles on cabinets as they restrict access and look clunky so I don't use them, just gap the doors to 1/16" (1.5mm).

Offline Bob D.

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Re: Removable Divider Technique?
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2017, 07:17 AM »
"I just mill down a thin piece of wood and attach behind one of the doors and leave the divider out altogether."

This is the best solution I think, and one I have seen used on commercially made kitchen cabinets for many years.
My last two homes have used this solution on kitchen wall and base cabinets, and that's going back 27 years so its
nothing new.
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Offline lunchman

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Re: Removable Divider Technique?
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2017, 11:13 AM »
I'm about to do this for an upcoming project in my kitchen, replacing fixed shelves with pullouts I'll be building. In searching the web for ideas, these brackets came up:

http://www.homewarehq.com/stile-away-bracket.aspx

-Dom