In this episode of the bus conversion story, I install the skoolie pocket door.
Pocket Door Installation Tips
I believe my adhesion of the poly wall to the door was insufficient. This is only something I wanted to do because the door is there to keep water from going into the hallway.
The second thing I wish I had done was that I wish I had installed the handle before I put the door up. Here’s an example of the handle hardware:
Pocket Door Handle Hardware: http://amzn.to/2z5A797
One thing that I struggled with was getting the door in place. I learned, through trial and error, that the best way to get the door to hang was it get it in place and then pry the door up using a corner. I then used the back side of my utility knife (this one specifically) to push the slider onto it’s mount. Once that first slider was connected to the door, I pried the door the opposite way so that the other mount met the sliding hardware. I hope that helps.
If you have anything to add, or you have any questions regarding skoolie pocket door installation, please let me know in the comments below.
Pocket Door Materials and Tools
If you’re hoping to do this, here is a link to the hardware I used to build the door:
Pocket Door Slider Hardware: http://amzn.to/2z47KIl
I used the 60″ version of the hardware, but I believe I cut the hardware down a little bit. My door turned out to be about 26 inches wide and the door way is 24 inches wide. Therefore, two inches worth of door stays hidden behind the wall at all times.