Joints of Sliding Doors with. Elements of the Body

Sliding doors have the same function as opening doors; however, they do not require an equally large space to use them. They are commonly found in built in furniture, office, school and hotel, while less common in home furniture. The most common door construction solutions have been shown in Fig. 4.67.

4.8.2 Joints of Louvered Doors with Elements of the Body

The functionality of louvered doors is the highest among all other door construc­tions, because not only do they not restrict freedom of movement in the space surrounding the furniture piece, but they also allow free access to all the resources gathered in the cabinet. A louvered door is a flexible surface usually formed by gluing wooden strips on a fabric or other thin connector. In metal – and plastic-louvered doors, the proper connectors on adjacent lamellas form hinged joints. In order to function properly, the louvered doors require fitting or forming a guide in the side wall (Fig. 4.68) and installing a false rear wall preventing damage to the sliding mechanism of the louvered door by the stored items.