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The key to making stronger pocket doors
Doors that slide away into walls is an old design that still makes sense. A pair of 3- or 4-foot-wide doors can turn two rooms into one or vice versa, and free up floor and wall space where standard doors would swing. But you rarely see pocket doors in new homes because they're not hung on the structure like hinged doors; they're built into it. That's more complicated, labor intensive and expensive.
By Mike McClintock
November 17, 2012