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Installation Guide For Cabinet Pocket Doors In The Kitchen

Cabinet doors are one of the center of attention in the kitchen. When replacing these, individuals should consider using pocket doors because of its homey vibe and charm. Pocket doors were used in old homes and specially designed so the two pieces of door mysteriously vanish through the wall. To close it, they are pulled and made to meet in the middle. Cabinet pocket doors are slightly different because instead of disappearing, they are pulled forward by the individual, and then pushed to the sides. These types of cabinets are rare, making them more attractive to homeowners. Below are the instructions on how to properly install the cabinet pocket door hardware and slab in the kitchen.

Materials needed:

  • Tape measure
  • Screwdriver
  • Drill and Drill Bits
  • Wood Screws
  • Cabinet pocket door hardware


First Step

Open the old cabinet doors and search for the hinges. There are typically two hinges on each door. Utilize the screwdriver to remove the screws from the hinges. Hold the cabinet door while doing it so it will not fall of suddenly. The old door can be disposed of if the homeowner already bought a new one together with the pocket door hardware.

Second Step

A cabinet pocket door typically uses four tracks to let it slide effortlessly. Depending on the individual, the bottom or the top track can be installed first. Some pocket door hardware requires the homeowner to install them away from the side of the cabinet. Read the instructions to know the specific guideline when doing this. Get the drill and make pilot holes in the hole of the track. Secure them in place by using the wood screws. To make them stronger, utilize wood glue. Then, install the tracks carefully. Depending on the size of the cabinets, homeowners can also use a single pocket door.

Third Step

Aside from the tracks, rollers are important components included in Cabinet pocket door hardware because it allows the door to glide smoothly. There are a total of 4 rollers, 2 for each door. In some hardware, the rollers are part of the bracket that is positioned on the top left corner and bottom left corner of the door. When a two door or double door systems are used they can be located in the bottom right and top right part of the cabinet door. Place the rollers on the track by tilting the door slightly. The final step involves testing the cabinet pocket door by opening and closing it.