I’ve recently been contracted to design and build a bookcase that is hinged thus allowing access to a mechanical closet. I have some designs that I’m working on but would love to see or hear what other people have done. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
The bookcase is situated below a soffit and sits/rides over a tile floor on a concrete slab.
My general plan at this point is to use 1″ steel rod to pivot on a thrust bearing at the bottom of the left side (which is let into the floor). At the top, a large angle bracket gets mounted up into the soffit and secured to the partition, while the pin extends down below the soffit into a slotted bracket mounted on the top of bookcase. On the right side is an wheels which roll on the floor serving as an outrigger.
I’m sure a written description is too difficult to visualize, and would take many words. My concerns are:
1. How can i build in adjustablilty so it can be fine tuned into its final position?
2. How can this be installed most easily?