soft close mechanism for a pocket door.
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I found this on line today:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M5D..._526683410

It is a soft close mechanism for a pocket door.  If I had known about before I did the install, I would have put it in.  It would be a horrible amount of extra work after the fact though.

The video explains it perfectly and it looks like a scaled up version of the retro-fit drawer soft close mechanism from Rockler.  It might even be produced by the same company.

https://www.rockler.com/learn/updating-d...ft-closers
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  Re: soft close mechanism for a pocket door. by Cooler (I found this on line...)
We put these on the pocket door that I installed during our master bathroom renovation a few years back and have been very happy with them. One works in each direction (closing the door and the door sliding into the pocket).

I also like that we used a solid core door for the pocket door. It has a nice feel to it. The soft close mechanism handles the extra weight fine.

Tyler
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  Re: RE: soft close mechanism for a pocket door. by OneStaple (We put these on the ...)
Good to know!!

Stupid question but seems like the soft close would be for soft opening??
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  Re: RE: soft close mechanism for a pocket door. by OneStaple (We put these on the ...)
(08-31-2020, 11:16 PM)OneStaple Wrote: We put these on the pocket door that I installed during our master bathroom renovation a few years back and have been very happy with them. One works in each direction (closing the door and the door sliding into the pocket).

I also like that we used a solid core door for the pocket door. It has a nice feel to it. The soft close mechanism handles the extra weight fine.

Tyler

+1 on the solid door.

Using a solid panel for pocket doors increases the quality of its operation. You have to buy the slab anyway... might as well upgrade for these.
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  Re: RE: soft close mechanism for a pocket door. by rwe2156 (Good to know!! St...)
(09-02-2020, 10:54 AM)rwe2156 Wrote: Good to know!!

Stupid question but seems like the soft close would be for soft opening??

According to the literature on Amazon, you need to buy two to have a soft close and opening.
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  Re: RE: soft close mechanism for a pocket door. by splinter7612 ([quote='rwe2156' pid...)
(09-03-2020, 04:58 AM)splinter7612 Wrote: According to the literature on Amazon, you need to buy two to have a soft close and opening.

That's what I read too.  But adding $75.00 to the installation does not seem prohibitive.  However once the pocket track has been installed and walled in, it is not feasible to upgrade without tearing out the wall first.
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