“Pocket” Doors Bring a Whole Lot of Elegance to Entryways
Add a dash of charm to any room or entryway. Install a door-in-the-wall with a Pocket Door Frame.
A pocket door can be installed in any room of your home. They’re especially convenient for walk-in closets, bathrooms, powder rooms, bedrooms, between a kitchen and dining room or in doorways that only need to be closed occasionally.
The Johnson Pocket Door Frame is designed to eliminate the problems traditionally associated with a door-in-the-wall. The product has a box-shaped track and convex rails, which make it impossible for the hanger wheels to jump off. Special key hole slots allow you to remove the track easily without tearing out a wall.
There’s a unique hanger-clip system that enables you to remove the door for painting or staining after the dry-wall and trim are in place. The pocket door frame also has self-adjusting anchors to allow for settling without disturbing the horizontal alignment of the header and track.
To keep the frame straight and provide a rigid surface for attaching wall materials, the Johnson pocket door frame is equipped with rust-resistant, zinc-coated steel sides and back plating. This also helps prevent drywall nails from penetrating the stud and scratching the pocket door.
You can put in a pocket door frame with basic hand tools. Make it easy on yourself and get a ready-to-install product like the Johnson Hardware model, which comes with all hardware components, including a preassembled track and header. All you supply is the door.
A carpenter can install the pocket door frame in about 10 minutes. Figure a little more time for a handy-man.
Accessories include a converging door kit for joining two pocket door frames, doors pulls and privacy locks. The privacy locks fit standard pre-bored doors. You can install them without cutting the door and invalidating the manufacturer’s warranty.
Johnson’s Pocket Door Frames are available in various widths and heights and can be used in unique applications like the pass-thru window shown. In addition, Johnson also offers privacy locks that can be installed without cutting the door and invalidating the manufacturer’s warranty.
This article is courtesy of Home Improvement News and Information Center.