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Old 11-04-2012, 01:11 AM   #1
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I am in the design stage of finishing my basement.
In order to have access to the furnace but not have a door in front of it because a door just doesn't work there I am looking at a panel about 92" high and 30" wide.
Wondering about somehow attaching it so it can be removed easily ( 2 times a year). Thinking of using 1/2" birch and fastening it with velcro? Can't think of anything better. would have a 3/4" lip around edges to attach it to.

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Old 11-04-2012, 01:16 AM   #2
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Another thought is to use several magnetic door catches.

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Old 11-04-2012, 03:16 AM   #3
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Another thought is to use several magnetic door catches.
My thinking as well...

This is one that works quite nice....it would let you put a hinge on one side...then to open...push in a little and it pops out.

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?p...5&site=ROCKLER
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what about a pocket door
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:45 AM   #5
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A door would look not right here. It's a little alcove about 30" across and 8" deep. wall to keep full area openable.
There is no wall for the pocket door to go into.

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Instead of velcro, Rare Earth magnets could work. Otherwise, you would have to use bolts with fasting nuts embedded into the wood frame as another choice.
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The rare earth magnets, I would then need some sort of handles to pull the panel off? Panel would fit tight (or close) wall to wall.
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Just something to pry it off. You could use a flat putty knife to get in so that you can pull it off with your fingers. They also make handles that you can use that lie flat, but when you lift them, they give you eyes to pull the panel. There are more than one way to skin a cat.
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Mae....did you look at the item from Rockler? It's a spring loaded magnet. You would not need a handle....push in on the panel...the magnetic pin pushes the panel out.
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Yes I did and it looks like a possible solution.
Wonder how much weight they can hold.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:19 PM   #11
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how about hidden magnetic screws
http://swissinvis.com/
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That is cool, a little pricey - but totally rad!

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