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Hi,

Here's the problem. I have a 3' wall that I can frame out 6" - 8". I want to hide two privacy screens inside the framed out portion and have them extend approx 6' to one side to create a private area. Problem is that I can't install any kind of header or track (like in a pocket door) so the screens either have to roll out on rollers or be completely suspended as if they were hanging from full-extension slides. This is not that much of a problem for the first screen, which only has to extend approx. 36", but in order to create the entire width (6') the other screen would have to pass it, or extend almost 6'. The screens themselves are pretty light (just thin frames with rice paper panels). I thought of mounting a heavy-duty full-extension 36" slide to the wall inside the framed-out portion and hanging the first panel from it, then doing the same but hanging the second panel from the first (in other words, the second slide would mount to the top of the first panel and the second panel would hang from it).

Does anyone have a better idea how to do this?

Thanks!
 

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I'd look at having both doors rolling on wheels in a double(side by side) track. Each door gets 2 36" ball bearing drawer slides. The first door's track is mounted to the wall framing. The second door track is mounted to the first door so you achieve the full 6' extension.

Another method would be to have the first door slide out and have the second door hinged to it with a swivel caster on the bottom so, once the paired doors are slid out, the second door will swing out in line with the first door. I only thought of this because 36" drawer glides are $100+ and would be very noticeable on the door.
 

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