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Apartment Renovation Ep.3 / How to Install Pocket Doors

In this part of the apartment renovation
I will show you how to install the interior doors I’ll show you how to fit a pocket door the kind of sliding doors that go inside the walls the bricklayers have put in the cassette system inside the wall for me I’ve bought assembly kits for sliding doors and two doors like the bathroom
door both without machining first I’ll attach this piece that will act as a
guide for the door it was supposed to go inside a cassette but since it’s a little too high I’ll put it underneath with screws now I’ll machine the door using this T-slot bit and my homemade plunge router base I’ll make a groove where the guide
piece I’ve just screwed to the floor will go. We don’t need to machine the entire bottom of the door, so the groove won’t be visible from the front on the top I’ll screw the metal brackets that will allow me to hang and slide the door first I check the measurements in the installation kit manual I screw these depth stops in and machine these holes for the handles while I’m at it. These are the wheeled mechanisms that allow it to slide, with screws to regulate height, and a stop for the door. I insert them into the cassette rail and try hanging the door, inserting it at the same time into the guide piece I fastened on the floor. It seems a little too high. I adjust the height with the screws and tighten the nut to secure the door. Now I make sure the the part of the frame that will act as a stop is plumb. Looks like it is, so now I’ll prepare the jamb to cut it, after putting in the rubber strips. As always, I cut the part that’s close to the floor first, and mark its length. I cut again, and glue it to the frame with mounting adhesive. When closing the door, everything seems to be working fine, but the gap beneath the door isn’t square, so I’ll mark it so that I can fix it with the planer. These are the jamb parts for the other end. You mount them on a metal tab that comes with the cassette. I put the door brushes on them and cut them to size like before. I’ll use mounting adhesive and fit them in. All that’s left is the casings. I mark their height in the first door I installed. I cut them and paste them on the wall with anchoring adhesive. I’ll use a wood block to make sure they’re parallel to the jamb and fasten some clamps to ensure they’re tightly glued on the wall and jamb. You could use some nails, but this material is quite delicate and I prefer using this method. I measure the upper casings and paste them in the same way. Now I can cut and glue the plinth pieces I didn’t place in the previous video, because the door casings had to be installed first. I do the same trick on the ends and glue them to the wall with anchoring adhesive. The only thing left to install is the upper parts that cover the door’s sliding mechanism. I make a few holes for the screws in my workshop, in such a way that I can cover them or hide them. I’ll use screws so that these pieces can be detached if the door has to be removed some day. After measuring their length, I screw them in their emplacement. That’s all for today. In a few days I’ll post another video showing how I built the kitchen in the apartment.


Paoson WoodWorking

Dec 12, 2018, 4:33 pm Reply

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Максим Мороз

Dec 12, 2018, 4:39 pm Reply


Максим Мороз

Dec 12, 2018, 4:40 pm Reply

Когда будет работа на станках? И Токарка?


Dec 12, 2018, 4:41 pm Reply

Genial vídeo, apuesto a que durante ese fresado, el serrín le hizo sangrar los ojos, yo lo hice una vez y casi muero en el intento

Sergio Pellacani

Dec 12, 2018, 4:42 pm Reply

Sei un grande,?


Dec 12, 2018, 4:44 pm Reply

1:08 where is your eye protection!?

Donald sharp

Dec 12, 2018, 4:52 pm Reply

I always appreciate your professionalism but the fact that you use the tools you create is astounding.?

Making HUERTAS Stuff

Dec 12, 2018, 5:01 pm Reply

Muy buen trabajo y muy bien explicado. Un saludo

PRANEET BANE – WoodWorking Machines

Dec 12, 2018, 5:07 pm Reply

Hey I'm starting my YouTube channel making woodworking stuff like you
Do have some tips pl let me know pl
Any tips and tricks which would help to create My YouTube channel like you and to become like you

Pl share tips and tricks ?

And your videos are as always great ?????? you are great and I want to become like you ?


Dec 12, 2018, 5:10 pm Reply

Great work

Винтик и Шпунтик

Dec 12, 2018, 5:55 pm Reply

Приятно смотреть на работу профессиональнала!

Criart Tub

Dec 12, 2018, 8:37 pm Reply

Sensacional parabéns


Dec 12, 2018, 8:46 pm Reply

Excellent & very clean work. very well done yet again, Kind regards.

marcelo403 polo

Dec 12, 2018, 10:10 pm Reply

Those european doors and locks are weird. Good job bud!
How come you don't miter your casings?

Peter Compton

Dec 12, 2018, 4:29 am Reply

Very neat and clean. Very good Job.

arvind vijayan

Dec 12, 2018, 4:37 am Reply

Your my inspiration for wood working using power tools !!!☺

Palle Hansborg

Dec 12, 2018, 2:08 pm Reply

I would love to rent your apartment, where is it located?

Geoff Sims

Dec 12, 2018, 1:55 pm Reply

You really need to wear safety glasses when using your router!


Dec 12, 2018, 2:28 am Reply

I haven’t heard of pocket doors before they look heavy won’t they pull your pants down

Sebastian Trias Tugores

Dec 12, 2018, 11:51 am Reply


Rick Palechuk

Jan 1, 2019, 12:00 pm Reply

Nice work. Interesting to see the different methods used in other countries.

Gyula Bujtor

Jan 1, 2019, 1:16 pm Reply


Bart Sexton

Mar 3, 2019, 4:56 am Reply

Dude you are one smart man , God has given you an awesome talent. Great job .

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