Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 35
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BoomerBurt A superior pocket door frame & track
I have installed several standard pocket door frame units over the years. Quality and design are generally variable and often quite low. This unit is superior in both design and quality of material. It comes in a relatively small package, making it easy to transport or ship. It maximizes use of the standard framing members of the wall and has a much improved track and carrier system over the less expensive units. Installation directions are easy to follow. I am very glad I spent a few extra bucks, as I anticipate much improved operation and useful life over the old standard pocket door frames.
July 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Snuffy Great product
Very well made easy to install. Product is very sturdy.
April 7, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by NSE1355 Disappointed in Johnson Hardware
During my home remodel I've installed two pocket doors not including this one and six bi-fold doors. I purchased whatever Home Depot stocked then replaced the hardware with Johnson Hardware because their hardware is the best. This time I decided to spend the additional money and bought the pocket door frame and hardware and had it shipped.
Problems from the time I opened the box. One of the header brackets was bent and I had to remove it, put it in a vice, and hammer it back into its proper shape. I built the rough framing exactly as the instructions said but had to add a 1/2 inch plywood block to the rough frame where the door bummper hits otherwise the door would have went back into the wall too much.
Also, I guess Johnson Hardware assumes thier metal split studs will be the finished edge because if you add moulding to trim out the split studs then the measurments of the rough opening are wrong not allowing for the door jamb. The result is when the door is closed you have about 3/4 of an inch more of the door showing on the door jamb side than you have on the split stud side.
I had to move the track because it wasn't centered in the header and the door closed off center to the door jamb. After all the adjustments I had to make it took about six hours to get it close to as it should have been from the beginning.
If you buy this I recommend you forget about the measurments Johnson Hardware says and do the math yourself allowing for the door to flush up with your trim and to close so that ALL of the door is exposed when it's closed otherwise it will look odd.
For the money I thought Johnson Hardware would have put more effort into attention to detail. I recommend you stick with the stock pocket door frame at Home Depot and replace the hardware with Johnson Hardware.
January 28, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by dorrus Pocket door install
As a contractor I've installed numerous pocket doors. They're all flimsy but work very well if carefully installed. One very important thing that I learned is to use 1" screws for the drywall, in the area of the pocket door. Regular 1 1/4" drywall screws will penetrate the back of the 1x2 nailers provided in the kit, and scratch the door's surface when it slides into the wall. I used to staple a small bag of 1" screws onto the frame, so the drywall crew couldn't attach a sheet there until it was removed, to be certain they used them in their haste.
September 1, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Patrick Superior Pocket Door Kit, but HD purchases always seem to be missing some hardware
These Johnson kits are solid with great door motion. However, buying them from Home Depot seems to guarantee missing hardware. I've purchase three of these kits in the past and each time something was missing from the kits. Luckily Home Depot replaced the kits without issue. The one time I had already installed the kit and notice the missing wheels, Johnson sent me replacements.
March 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LeoG best pocket door on the market
Buy the best for just a few bucks more. Easy to install.
February 25, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sm007jr Very good pocket door kit.
Everything you need for a pocket door except the door and door hardware. The instructions could be a lot better in my opinion, as the illustrations can be a little confusing. But the online videos are great for clearing things up. Once installed everything works really well, very smooth rollers that are reasonably easy to remove if necessary. The only thing that concerned me at all was the wood they use for the rail frame seems a little "soft" to me, but once it's in place and drywall is on it, it's pretty sturdy.
December 23, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SPIN Worked for what I needed
When I opened the box everything looked good, but after looking closer there quality control is lacking. The wood was cracked from where a screw was run in and removed. The rear bracket was in the box, but not installed because of split piece of wood and I guess they kept the screw for it. It was easier for me to fix than send it back and wait for a new one. It isn't a project for a beginner by any means. Plus you have to cut all of your own trim because the kit doesn't come with any. Unless you just like seeing the metal of the kit. All being said I would do it again and just expect not getting the quality I wanted, still happy @ the end of the day with it.
April 3, 2014