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  • Q&A: Cordless Tool Trigger Guards

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  • Q&A: Disappearing-Door Slides

    Q: I’m looking for a source for hide-away doors like the ones shown in the recent article by Annette DePaepe on laundry rooms ( By Design, 12/98, page 18). Is this hardware available for full-size doors? What are its limitations?

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