pocket door between kitchen and laundry
My mother in law roped me into flipping a house after she saw how nice my own turned out..soo...
We're moving a non load bearing kitchen wall about 3 feet back, and she wants a pocket door between the laundry and the kitchen. The wall is 115" long including the door opening. She wants a 32" door (for obvious reasons since it's a laundry room). The wall will have upper and lower cabinets, as well as half inch drywall.
She picked up a pocket door kit at home depot, and it seems really flimsy..kinda like something i'd expect to find in the kindling bucket by my fireplace..
so my thought is..
why wouldn't I just scrap the el-cheapo frame from home depot, reuse the hardware and frame a wall (with an appropriate header for the door) that can actually accomodate a 3 gang electrical box by the pocket door and let me run wires in the wall, where I can hang cabinets without drilling into the door, and hang drywall without using screws intended for hanging living room paintings..?
I'd be using normal 2x4's on the kitchen side, and 2x4's laying flat on the laundry side, and then constructing the header in between with 2x4's above the header tieing the walls together for something to fasten the header to..
I'd obviously ancher the wall into the subfloor and the ceiling joists as well..
my original requirements are; 1/2" drywall, kitchen cabinets on pocket door wall, wiring in pocket door wall, and a 3gang box by the pocket door opening....
any other ideas, or am I on track here?
Last edited by jarleifvaagen; 02-11-2011 at 03:43 PM.