Hi Folks, wonder if anyone can help with a wall unit design question.
Its a fairly simple wall unit design, about 10 feet wide, bookshelves on both ends and a 40" center area that I would like to have a flat screen tv installed in.
The question I have is about hiding the TV section with a panel that moves up and down, kind of like a double-hung window. What kind of hardware would I need for something like this?
My first idea was to have the panel slide on some kind of track or rail, kind of like a desk drawer mounted vertically. I found Accuride http://www.accuride.com
as a good starting point, but I'm not sure if this is the right way to go as I am not sure the rails would all be invisible.
Another idea was to use something like the locking pins used on window systems. The ones you lift up by pushing two pins in and lift, then release to lock the pins into another poisition. Typically used on outside screen doors.
Does anyone have any other ideas on how I could accomplish this?
The moveable panel will be made from two 1/2 " MDF panels stuck together and they are about 40" x 40". I'm not sure about the weight, but I am guessing in the 15-20 lbs. So the hardware should be able to support this.
I've searched all over the internet for clues, but came up dry on any hardware to do this.
I appreciate any help on this. thanks.