james. Keyless Door. August 29th , 2018.
Having pocket door in your home may be your dream for a long time. The door is a nice solution for giving a quick way to move from one room to another room where a wall currently exists. When opening, the door will disappear into the wall. This unit is a perfect solution for those who have minimal home space because this door does not take up any spaces. Know-how to install with right tools, you can install it by yourselves. And, to avoid any error, you may follow these tips below.
Pocket Door Installation Tips
The rough opening is the key to your system. If you make it wrong, you will suffer later. This rough opening seems huge. In fact, it will have twice as wide as the usual one. The wight of the rough opening almost takes two times the actual finished door. You will need 60 inches if you want to install a 2-foot and 8-inch door. Make sure that you measure the height from the highest point of the subfloor for the floor wit out of level. Next, you can install the track. Every hardware kits have own instructions. Make sure that it is level!
Next part is the pocket uprights installation. Just snap chalk lines where the bottom plates stop at each end. The chalk lines help you to properly locate the floor plate holding the side split jambs. Now, you go with the side split jambs. The split jambs are the thin ornament that builds the pocket. Read the instruction carefully because it shows you where to mount them. After correctly installing the frame, then add your plaster or drywall. Make sure that the door is not scratch your nails. The last, attach plates to the top of the door and trim it out. Now, your pocket door is ready to slide!
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