If you're a builder and your project calls for installing pocket doors, you'll need to finish off the job with the necessary hardware. Once you purchase pocket doors, you'll have to shop for locks, pulls and other supplies for pocket doors. You can choose to get these items from pocket door sellers or from pocket door suppliers, or you can purchase them separately.
From decorative pulls and handles to sturdy locks, you'll need some sort of supplies for pocket doors whether you're installing exterior or interior pocket doors. You'll likely need to wait until you buy pocket doors before determining which type of hardware will go best with the type of pocket doors you're installing. When it comes time to shop for supplies for pocket doors, consider the following:
1. Buy the frame kit you need to install a pocket door.
2. Choose from a variety of decorative pulls for your pocket doors.
3. Select a lock, especially if you're installing exterior pocket doors.
Start your installation of pocket doors with required frame kitsBefore you even begin installing pocket doors, you'll need a frame kit. These kits come with the necessary parts such as tricycle hangers, headers, tracks, brackets, door stops, floor anchors and other items for pocket door installation.
Open and close pocket doors with pulls or handlesYou can find a wide range of styles and types of door pulls from pocket door manufacturers of pulls, locks and other hardware. Select door pulls that mount on the face of the door, or hidden-from-sight edge pulls. You can also find pocket door pulls in various shapes and designs.
Add locks to both your interior and exterior pocket doorsIn some cases, you may want or need to add locks to pocket doors. Of course, exterior pocket doors will need locks, but you might be using interior pocket doors for public restrooms or conference rooms that will required locks as well.
- Some pocket door manufacturers can make custom-made pocket door frame kits to accommodate any size you require.