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Old 11-23-2010, 03:43 PM   #1
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trillium owners, and others....

Hello,
We will be replacing the sliding wood doors that are on the front and rear upper cabinets in our Trill. 4500. They are original, very thin plywood that has delaminated.

Have any of you made new ones? If so, what did you make them out of? The same material? Something else? And did you do anything to make them slide better?

We will be replacing all cabinet doors eventually, but these are the worst as they can't even slide in their tracks anymore.

All help appreciated!

Marjie
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Old 11-23-2010, 09:36 PM   #2
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Our old sliding doors had lost their vinyl covering years ago and the glue left behind made them difficult to slide.

We replaced them using the originals as a pattern - front and rear are different lengths. I found some thin masonite panelboard that already came with a white slightly textured vinyl bonded to it. These were then painted using my favorite off the shelf Trillium color match - Tremclad Recreational White - though it does smell and takes a while to dry.

The hardware was replaced using items found in the section that sells parts for pocket/sliding doors.


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Old 11-23-2010, 10:34 PM   #3
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I like your solution with that textured melamine stuff. I think if you put some paste wax on the edge of the wood, it would help it slide better.

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Old 11-23-2010, 10:59 PM   #4
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Wow, that looks great. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 11-23-2010, 11:56 PM   #5
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Yes, thank you. I just received a parcel today with 95% of the entire rear cabinet. I'll have to check with the shipper to see if they have the two missing peices. This is very timely and informative information.

Chris, is the Tremclad Recreational White, the one on the left or the right? Is that really what the colour is called?
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Old 11-24-2010, 05:09 AM   #6
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Chris,
That looks great, thanks for sharing!
I can't wait to redo ours, they are such a mess I can't open the doors, and I could really use the storage.
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Yes, thank you. I just received a parcel today with 95% of the entire rear cabinet. I'll have to check with the shipper to see if they have the two missing peices. This is very timely and informative information.

Chris, is the Tremclad Recreational White, the one on the left or the right? Is that really what the colour is called?
The off white cover on the left is painted - I could only find white ones when looking for replacements. And yes that's the name of the color - seems appropriate enough.
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we used dark stain to make the doors match the rest of the doors in the trailer...this was after the plastic stuff was removed. looks better but you know the deal,,,it always could be better. good luck
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I've wondered if white plexiglass would not do the trick?
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:42 PM   #10
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I replaced the ones in my Trillium with FRP panels (Fiberglas Reinforced Panels) same stuff used on bathroom walls in either beige or almond color can't remember which right now. Also used it to totally rebuild the cabinets bottom of them and all.... I'm in the construction business and have pieces left over all the time when we have a job that requires them. really worked out great never will scratch or rott. I need to know where you can find the little spring loaded stops on each of the end pieces......
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Hi Randy

The spring loaded stops were found in the hardware department of a large building supply chain store. The enclosed picture might help to identify them. They are put into the top of double interior doors to keep them closed - just a little shorter than the originals so they do not always work at keeping the cabinet doors closed after long road trips. I later thought that something with strong mini magnets might work as well.
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The Uhauls have a rivet near the end of the bottom track and a corresponding notch near the bottom end of the panel. To open it you have to stick your finger in the thumb hole and lift it off the rivet shaft. Then it will slide freely. Or as freely as they slide.

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Hello,
We will be replacing the sliding wood doors that are on the front and rear upper cabinets in our Trill. 4500. They are original, very thin plywood that has delaminated.

Have any of you made new ones? If so, what did you make them out of? The same material? Something else? And did you do anything to make them slide better?

We will be replacing all cabinet doors eventually, but these are the worst as they can't even slide in their tracks anymore.

All help appreciated!

Marjie
Marjie,

We replaced the original sliders (thin plywood - 1/8 or 3/16") WITH 1/8" plexi-glass. You can have it cut to any size or shape and it is not too expensive. The really cool thing is that you can choose your colors - A whole rainbow is available.

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Hi Randy

The spring loaded stops were found in the hardware department of a large building supply chain store. The enclosed picture might help to identify them. They are put into the top of double interior doors to keep them closed - just a little shorter than the originals so they do not always work at keeping the cabinet doors closed after long road trips. I later thought that something with strong mini magnets might work as well.

Chris, do the stops scratch up the doors. We are trying to find a system to keep the doors shut during travel. Thanks
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