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amdspitfire 11-20-2008 04:48 PM

Installed pocket doors, now how do I remove the wood to install the hardware
 
I just installed a couple pocket doors and am stumped how do I remove the wood to install the hardware. Do I use a router? Do I go free hand?

http://www.directdoorhardware.com/Br...ocket_door.jpg

This is the type of hardware I'm trying to install.

DangerMouse 11-20-2008 05:02 PM

http://www.johnsonhardware.com/install.htm scroll down to pocket door locks. this may help.
love my pocket doors.... =o)

DM

CrpntrFrk 11-20-2008 05:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amdspitfire (Post 187846)
I just installed a couple pocket doors and am stumped how do I remove the wood to install the hardware. Do I use a router? Do I go free hand?

http://www.directdoorhardware.com/Br...ocket_door.jpg

This is the type of hardware I'm trying to install.

Pencil some cut lines on the door that represent the area needed to be cut out. Then drill some 1/2" holes at each corner. Use a jig saw to cut the rest of the square out. Don't forget to put some tape down so the jig saw does not scratch the door or the cut does not splinter!

amdspitfire 11-20-2008 08:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MdangermouseM (Post 187852)
http://www.johnsonhardware.com/install.htm scroll down to pocket door locks. this may help.
love my pocket doors.... =o)

DM

Good link, thanks.

Quote:

Originally Posted by CrpntrFrk (Post 187863)
Pencil some cut lines on the door that represent the area needed to be cut out. Then drill some 1/2" holes at each corner. Use a jig saw to cut the rest of the square out. Don't forget to put some tape down so the jig saw does not scratch the door or the cut does not splinter!

Now I need a jigsaw :)

Ron6519 11-21-2008 05:07 AM

If this is a hollow core door, you can use a hand saw and a utility knife if there are no lock blocks.
Ron

amdspitfire 11-21-2008 09:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ron6519 (Post 188042)
If this is a hollow core door, you can use a hand saw and a utility knife if there are no lock blocks.
Ron

Not hollow core.

DangerMouse 11-21-2008 09:57 AM

personally, i always use a chisel, razor sharp, to install hinges, pocket door locks, etc. more control that way for me.

DM

DangerMouse 11-21-2008 09:58 AM

oops, was gonna ask, did the lock come with a mounting template? possibly 'built in' to the instructions?

DM

sam999 11-21-2008 01:43 PM

hello,
I found this great video for you on the topic of pocket doors and hardware.

Check this out-----Installing a Pocket Door

And if that does not solve it for you, it may help someone else here.


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