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How to Install a Pocket Door (page 2 of 2)

Pocket doors are great space-savers. Follow these steps to see how to install a new pocket door.

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  • Time

    2 hours

  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Difficulty

    Moderate

Here's How To Do It:

Step 4: Attach the Door

Attach the door to the wheels, clipping the brackets onto the pins that extend from the wheels; then install the guide at the bottom of the door to ensure that the door will operate without rubbing.

attach door to the wheels

Step 5: Install the Door Pulls

Install the pocket door "pulls" that accompany the framing kit. If you want to install other hardware, be sure that it can be inset into both sides of the door without blocking the door's operation.

cut and install trim around door

Step 6: Hang New Drywall

Hang drywall to cover up the area behind the open pocket door.

Step 7: Install the Trim

Measure, cut and install trim around the door, starting with the top header trim piece and then the side jambs. For the casing trim (outside), use finish nails just long enough to "bite" into the 2 x 4s -- longer nails might extend too far into the door chamber and scratch the door during opening and closing.

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