Pocket doors are great for a number of reasons. First and foremost, the simple magic of a door disappearing into a wall. Space saving and efficient, they’re gaining in popularity. But, they are always a challenge on site, and sometimes… a nightmare. I review three of the best units on the market, and tell you why. As well as a new product that allows the top of the door to be flush to the ceiling.
The GSL I-Beam Pocket. We build this one ourselves in the GSL Custom Door Shop. This pocket features a vertical steel I-beam reinforcement on both sides of the pocket to laterally strengthen the throat opening. We recommend this pocket for doors over 8′ tall. It’s stout, and since we build them in house, we have flexibility to alter the design to meet other design specific needs, especially matching custom jamb details around other doors in the immediate proximity.
TruStile Pocket. This one is made up of all poplar material, both solid and edge glued. Fully pocket screwed together for strength. And given it’s a product from the industry leader in designer interior doors, TruStile, you know it’s engineered to the highest quality and brings the best value.
CavitySliders Pocket. This pocket is made up entirely of aluminum extrusions. In heights 6′-8″ and 8′-0″ and widths up to 48″ it is shipped knocked down and assembled on-site. It features wood stops attached with splines that make it easy to access the roller carrier above the door if adjustments are ever needed. It has squaring blocks in the corners to insure a square assembly.
Virtual Presentations Available
I’ve modified my lunch and learn offerings to be digital presentations. I can present these three pockets as my 30 minute “Innovations in Pocket Doors” Or combine it with “Interior Doors: Trends and Solutions” in a one hour hour presentation. Simply click the scheduling widget below or send me an email with any question you may have.