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Door Hardware Basics
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There are several types of pocket door hardware available to accommodate your own personal tastes. Choose a finish and style that coordinates with your home décor for a great addition. We offer a wide selection in terms of finishes and types so you always find the right choice. The variety of this collection ensures you get the right option for the design and décor of your home. With pocket door hardware from the top brands on the market, rest assured quality and durability are inherent in each product. From a particular finish to a certain size, finding the right outcome is simple with our selection of affordable options at the ready. We even offer a range of magnetized options. Made to keep the strike attached when the door is shut by way of magnets, this option gives a great hold and durability for years of reliable use. Whether in search of a magnetic option or one of the many others, our selection of pocket door hardware meets the highest standards in terms of manufacturing and ease of installation. For instance, you will find options with such details as built in finger pull on faceplates, movable parts that sit flush to minimize wear and tear, simple cutouts for an easy install, and more. These options are ideal for a range of locations such as homes, offices, and commercial spaces.
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What is the best pocket door hardware?
There are many different brands of hardware available to use on your pocket door. Before you make a decision on the hardware, you'll need to take a look at how your pocket door is prepped. If you have not prepped your pocket door at all, you might consider Emtek Mortise Pocket door Locks, Linnea, or Cavilock High End Pocket door sets. These are among the best quality. If you don't want to spend that much, you might consider Emtek pocket door locks that are installed by notching the edge of your door. However, if you already have a standard size bore hole in your door, you'll be restricted to pocket door locks that mount inside the bore hole.
What hardware is needed for a pocket door?
Typically for a pocket door, you would need a track set and the hardware that mounts on the door to lock or unlock the door. We have affordable pocket door tracks, and many high end pocket door track kits available too. We also have pocket door locks available in many styles to suit your door prep, style, and budget.
How do you install pocket door hardware?
There are many ways to build a pocket door in your home. We have a few recommendations like making the wall where the pocket door is located a 2x6 wall, using a solid core door, and of course using quality pocket door hardware. We cover this information in our article about the best pocket door.
Does a pocket door require a thicker wall?
You can put a pocket door in a standard 2x4 wall, but we recommend using a 2x6 wall. Why? The framing in a 2x4 wall is really 3 1/2". Once you subtract the thickness of the door as well as some reveal around it you have just under 2" to be divided up on either side of the door. Your trim boards on the sides of the pocket will be less than an inch. This will work, but can sometimes leave the door and trim feeling flimsy. Using a 2x6 wall will just provide a more stout pocket door setup you will be happier with. So yes, you can put a pocket door in a standard 2x4 wall and people do all the time, but if you are able to change that wall to a 2x6 wall, we recommend that you do.
Does a pocket door need a header?
It is best to put a header in a pocket door frame as it will be a better, more solid end result. If the wall you intend to put the pocket door in is a bearing wall, you must install a header. The pocket door track is mounted upward into the frame so having a solid header for the track to attach to will be beneficial even if it is not a bearing wall. We recommend a good solid header when framing out the pocket.
Can any door be used for a pocket door?
It would be best to get a new door when possible for a pocket door. If you have a door you really like and want to use in the pocket, here are a couple of things to consider.
1 - If you are using a door that was originally intended to be a swinging door it will likely have a beveled edge. This means when you use the door for a pocket door set-up the door edge will not be flat where it meets the jamb. You can trim the door square on the end and use it.
2 - If the door you want to use is already prepped with a bore hole, this will limit your pocket door hardware options to only those that fit in a standard bore hole. If you're happy with the styles offered for that installation type, this may not be an issue for you.
Why would you use a pocket door?
Pocket doors are a great space-saving idea so they are often used in small areas like bathrooms where you really don't want part of the room taken up by the door swing pattern. Drawbacks would be that you are more limited on hardware styles and you can't install electrical items like switches and outlets (unless you have a thicker than standard wall).