Who has pocket doors?
We're putting a pocket door set in where there used to be an old set of pocket doors (removed by a PO (all spit on the ground and curse now)).
The old doors were probably 8 or 9ft tall and heavy. I can see the hardware in the pockets, but the doors are gone, and the pocket was shortened on one side by PO. The new doors are standard height, and we're going with 10 light glass (2 x 2ft) to maximize the light in the house. PO had removed the doors and "modernized" with plaster/drywall arches. Can you tell we do not love PO? ;-)
What I need help with is with photos of the trim details! For those of you with 100yr houses, can you take photos of your pocket doors? What I'm looking for is the detail right at the door, is it trimmed on both sides with stops over the casing or is the door flush with the casing when all the way open? In other words when the door is in its pocket, is there a smooth plane or is there a bump out in the middle for door stops on either side?
I'm especially interested in photos/thoughts from people whose walls/doorways are on the thick side. My wall this door passes through is about a foot thick so I think stops in the middle look a bit funky, but DH insists that's the way it's done. We have to know and decide before we finish framing so we make sure the doors sit at the correct depth.
Any and all thoughts and photos are appreciated!