|Forum topic by GregD||posted 11-11-2010 04:47 AM||5897 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
11-11-2010 04:47 AM
In my house I have framed in the hardware for a 48” wide by 80” tall pocket door. Now I need a door. I’m looking for comments and suggestions. The door can be up to 1-3/4” thick.
One option would be to build a conventional frame-and-panel door from solid stock.
Another option would be to build up a door from plywood. I was thinking of using a 1/4” plywood “core” (48” x 80”), and then glue on strips of 3/4” plywood to provide the look of a style and rail construction. If necessary I could pocket hole the butt joints in the 3/4” ply strips that form the “frame” before gluing it to the 1/4” core. Adding trim from solid stock around the edges of the 3/4” ply frame would give it a conventional frame-and-panel look. I could even emulate raised panels by adding 3/4” rectangles centered in each of the frame openings and adding trim around these rectangles to produce a raised panel look.
I’m thinking the plywood option is more likely to give me a flat door that stays flat. I haven’t built a door before.
Thanks for your input!
-- Greg D.