Pocket Door Installation

Bob and Gilson Novaes discuss the construction of pocket doors, screens that will divide the bedroom from the outer living area. Bob takes note of the advantages prefab pocket doorframes provide, and sees the versatitlity of steel studs.

Clip Summary

Gilson Novaes from Gilson Interiors uses a bullet-nail gun to attach a steel plate directly to the concrete floor for the partition wall that will hold a pair of pocket doors. When open, these doors will create a five-foot opening and give the apartment a great-room feel.

The standard prefab pocket doorframes are screwed to the steel framing and leveled. The advantage of using the prefab doors is that the framing serves both wall and door framing, eliminating the need for a second wall to hold the drywall. Also, Bob takes note of the versatility of steel studs.