Are pocket door tabs always visible??

Reply

  #1  
Old 01-09-16, 09:48 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 315
Are pocket door tabs always visible??

Curious if all pocket doors are like this or if the install was done wrong..
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 01-09-16, 10:11 AM
Member
Join Date: May 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 3,138
No, that's not right. For one thing, the tabs are normally above the top of the door. Then there are two pieces of removable trim (one on each side of door) that hide them, but can be removed to adjust or remove the door.

It looks to me like the slab was too tall for the opening and rather than trim it and hang it right they recessed the mounting brackets.

Here's a link to some install instructions that show how it is usually done: http://www.johnsonhardware.com/image...D/IN1560PD.pdf
 
  #3  
Old 01-09-16, 10:25 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 315
I don't see it in the instructions? I assume the removable trim will be attached to the door trim?
 
  #4  
Old 01-09-16, 11:57 AM
Member
Join Date: May 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 3,138
On step 10, the drawing all the way to the right is a cross section. Near the top of the doors you will see the ends of two trim pieces. They are cross-hatched in the drawing since it's a section view. They attach to the sides of the frame that supports the track for the rollers. In this drawing, the piece on the left is shown nailed on while the piece on the right is attached with screws so it can be removed.

Here are a couple of pics of one of my pocket doors. I marked an x on the trim pieces.

Name:  Door1a.jpg
Views: 316
Size:  16.6 KB

Name:  Door3a.jpg
Views: 233
Size:  15.1 KB
 
  #5  
Old 01-09-16, 12:06 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 315
Ic. Thx.. They weren't in the box so that's why they did it this way
 
  #6  
Old 01-09-16, 01:17 PM
chandler's Avatar
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 39,967
Likes Received: 1
Why did they cut notches in your door?? This just isn't right. Hopefully you can get some trim to hide it.
 
  #7  
Old 01-09-16, 01:18 PM
Member
Join Date: May 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 3,138
The finish trim pieces aren't included with the pocket door kit unless you also order a jamb kit.

Johnson HardwareŽ POCKET DOOR JAMB KITS

The jamb kit includes a full jamb for the far side, a split jamb for the door side, and the split top jamb (which are the two pieces you need).

If you don't buy a jamb kit, the user supplies the trim pieces to match the material and finish of the jamb and trim.
 
  #8  
Old 01-09-16, 01:23 PM
Member
Join Date: May 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 3,138
And I should have added that it's not going to be easy to add them now, because your casing is already installed. Normally the top jamb is installed and then the casing so the reveal is the same all around.
 
  #9  
Old 01-11-16, 05:26 PM
Member
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: San Diego Ca. USA
Posts: 1,016
Likes Received: 1
Hi, Trim is the way to go. Carbide Tipped has great pictures. The X's at the top are on door stop about 1 3/8 wide. Get a 1x2 maybe manufactured wood (no Knots). Cut to length Then drill pilot holes in the 1" side. Then nail it up using the pilot holes. Keep the back side of the piece flush with the edge of the door stop closest to the door this will give a nice reveal on the face. then paint.
Good Luck Woodbutcher
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes