Apartment Renovation Ep.3 / How to Install Pocket Doors

In this part of the apartment renovation I will show you how to install the interior doors I’ll show you.


In this part of the apartment renovation
I will show you how to install the interior doors I’ll show you how to fit a pocket door the kind of sliding doors that go inside the walls the bricklayers have put in the cassette system inside the wall for me I’ve bought assembly kits for sliding doors and two doors like the bathroom
door both without machining first I’ll attach this piece that will act as a
guide for the door it was supposed to go inside a cassette but since it’s a little too high I’ll put it underneath with screws now I’ll machine the door using this T-slot bit and my homemade plunge router base I’ll make a groove where the guide
piece I’ve just screwed to the floor will go. We don’t need to machine the entire bottom of the door, so the groove won’t be visible from the front on the top I’ll screw the metal brackets that will allow me to hang and slide the door first I check the measurements in the installation kit manual I screw these depth stops in and machine these holes for the handles while I’m at it. These are the wheeled mechanisms that allow it to slide, with screws to regulate height, and a stop for the door. I insert them into the cassette rail and try hanging the door, inserting it at the same time into the guide piece I fastened on the floor. It seems a little too high. I adjust the height with the screws and tighten the nut to secure the door. Now I make sure the the part of the frame that will act as a stop is plumb. Looks like it is, so now I’ll prepare the jamb to cut it, after putting in the rubber strips. As always, I cut the part that’s close to the floor first, and mark its length. I cut again, and glue it to the frame with mounting adhesive. When closing the door, everything seems to be working fine, but the gap beneath the door isn’t square, so I’ll mark it so that I can fix it with the planer. These are the jamb parts for the other end. You mount them on a metal tab that comes with the cassette. I put the door brushes on them and cut them to size like before. I’ll use mounting adhesive and fit them in. All that’s left is the casings. I mark their height in the first door I installed. I cut them and paste them on the wall with anchoring adhesive. I’ll use a wood block to make sure they’re parallel to the jamb and fasten some clamps to ensure they’re tightly glued on the wall and jamb. You could use some nails, but this material is quite delicate and I prefer using this method. I measure the upper casings and paste them in the same way. Now I can cut and glue the plinth pieces I didn’t place in the previous video, because the door casings had to be installed first. I do the same trick on the ends and glue them to the wall with anchoring adhesive. The only thing left to install is the upper parts that cover the door’s sliding mechanism. I make a few holes for the screws in my workshop, in such a way that I can cover them or hide them. I’ll use screws so that these pieces can be detached if the door has to be removed some day. After measuring their length, I screw them in their emplacement. That’s all for today. In a few days I’ll post another video showing how I built the kitchen in the apartment.

23 thoughts on “Apartment Renovation Ep.3 / How to Install Pocket Doors”

  1. If you'd like to help me, you can upload subtitles in your own language following this link:
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  2. Genial vídeo, apuesto a que durante ese fresado, el serrín le hizo sangrar los ojos, yo lo hice una vez y casi muero en el intento

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