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Pocket Doors: More Popular than Ever!

Rustic Style Pocket Doors
Rustic style pocket doors, SQ-0100-D001-P, knotty Alder with Clear Coat finish.

Unlike a traditional hinged swinging door, a pocket door slides on a track, “disappearing” into a “pocket” inside the wall when it is open.

Pocket doors became very popular during the Victorian era as a stylish, space-saving solution that added privacy to library and dining spaces. Today, pocket doors are chosen not only for their functionality in tight places. In open floorplan settings, pocket doors can provide privacy options without interfering with a room’s clean lines. In contemporary applications, pocket doors are often seen separating laundry facilities, powder rooms, and the kitchen’s pantry. Double pocket doors may be used to create a more substantial separation of a home’s living spaces.

And pocket doors can coordinate with any style. A pocket door must have a flat (non-arched) top that works with the frame and hardware system. Sun Mountain offers many door designs, including doors with glass, that work well as pocket doors.

Country and Modern Style Pantry Pocket Doors
Country and modern style kitchen pantry pocket doors. From left: SQ-0200-D008, knotty Alder with Yampa River glaze and chalkboard-painted panel; SQ-0003-D049, Poplar with Cajun stain.
Modern Pocket Door
Modern style pocket door, SQ-0000-F007, Hard Maple with select Walnut edge and Clear Coat finish.
3-lite Pocket Doors
Contemporary style pocket door, SQ-0003-D005-W, select Alder with Mocha stain.

Pocket Door Hardware

In addition to manufacturing the door slabs (with factory pre-finish options), Sun Mountain also makes split jambs for pocket doors and distributes high quality heavy-duty frames and hardware from Christner Woodworks (Model 3500-325 Series shown, for solid core 8/0 height doors up to 325 pounds, with 2×4 walls).