I hope this is the correct forum, feel free to move if not...
I hope I explain this correctly...
I am building a chemical cabinet (my term) which is the bookcase from class re-purposed.
The cabinet will be mounted on 2 cleats on the wall and used to hold chemicals in the shop - spray paint, stain, glue, cleaners etc. The largest containers are gallon containers - approx 6 of them. The doors will have shelves which will hold smaller containers such as spray paints, glue bottles etc.
The dimensions of the cabinet is 36H x 28 1/2 W x 8 D
The cabinet doors measure 36H x 14 1/8 W x 3 1/2 D with shelves (you can see the picture below). so the width of the 2 doors is 28 1/4 leaving a 1/4" gap
I've left a 1/4" gap between the door shelving units (again see picture) so the doors will be able to swing open.
Before I glue it together, my first question is:
Is this enough of a gap to allow the doors to open or do I need to cut the rails more - if so how much gap should I expect to have for the doors to open properly?
My next question is what kind of hinges would you suggest a newbie use? I was going to go with either regular door hinges (the large ones) mounted on the outside (not notched), or piano hinges mounted inside. Both types of hinges I've used on other projects and are about all I'm willing to tackle at this point.
Thanks as always in advance