I have spent hours and hour googling and still no luck.
In my new kitchen design, there is a small pass-thru window from the kitchen into the TV room. It is about 18"W by 16"H. The bottom will be flush with the counter top, and there are overhead cabinets on the wall above. (Backsplash space is between 16-18" tall)
I need to be able to close the opening off as the TV room doubles as a spare guest room. Ideally, I would like to finish the "window" opening on the kitchen side with wood stained to match the cabinets. There will be a sliding down-up solid piece door (maybe a cabinet panel) that is mounted more towards the TV room wall side (so that when closed the wall in there looks almost flat, and the opening is recessed on the kitchen side).
The door will lift up into the wall cavity behind the upper cabinet. I don't know what hardware I should look that would handle this door that acts like a window sash.
The appliance garage tambour door style is not wanted - the mechanism is too wide and they are only finished on one side.
Lift-out or Lift-up hardware (at least as googled) is not suited as they are designed to lift out and up in front of cabinets. The other types I come across are more for side doors of entertainment units where the doors retract into the cabinet on the sides - again, not suited.
I know the door will have to be within some kind of guide track set-up - that part isn't an issue - but how do I make it stay in the opened position (preferably automatically!)
I hope this is making sense - think of the old time Ticket windows - where the employee would slam down the door from above to close his booth.
What in the world is the search phrase or hardware name I should be looking for???
Any suggestions welcomed!!