Determine whether or not the wall you ve chosen for pocket door installation is a good candidate.
How do you make a pocket door frame.
Let me start at the beginning our new house is much larger than anywhere else we ve.
You ll also need to know whether or not the wall is load bearing.
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Install the track according to the thickness of the header.
Attach to the ceiling by screwing through the frame into the ceiling joists.
You ll find a pocket door frame hardware system for doors 11 8 inches to 13 4inches thick by 6 feet 8 inches high.
If needed use a hand saw to cut the track that came with your pocket door hardware so that it s 1 8 inch shorter than the opening.
Glue and screw together the 2 by 4s to build a pony wall a smaller non load bearing wall for hanging the track for the pocket doors.
If your door is 80 high standard size construct a rough opening of a header and two studs at a minimum height of 84 1 2.
If you follow me on instagram you might remember a few posts about installing the pocket door it was the very first diy project we did in the new house i talked about the pocket door in this post about our living room finally looking like a living room 2 1 2 months after we moved in.
You can determine this by the wall s placement in the house.
The hardware is an improvement over the old fashioned door in the wall because it can t stick or come off its track.
Note that any load bearing wall will need the ceiling above it to be adequately supported during remodeling and a new load bearing 2x header must be constructed above the rough opening.
Once the frame is in place it s time for the pocket door installation.
The wall needs to be wide enough to accommodate twice the door s width plus 1 inch 2 54cm.
Make sure the frame is level.
Frame the rough opening.
Using 2 4 studs frame a new rough opening to fit the dimensions for the door jamb indicated by the manufacturer of the pocket door kit.