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Johnson Hardware

2008-04-22 19:44:58.910161+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

For some projects we're looking at: Johnson Hardware: manufacturers of sliding, folding and pocket door hardware. Figure out how to attach this stuff to tempered glass and I may have some really cool ideas...

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-04-23 13:13:25.625658+00 by: ziffle

I do not understand it, but I have seen and used pocket doors that felt solid and quiet and sound proof and the doors came together just right. On the other hand most of them wobble around, feel light and chinsy and dont really join well at all. AndI do not know why. Maybe the thickness and solidness of the door; maybe the amount of empty space inside the door; maybe the hardware.

A realy old house seems to have better pocket doors. I am thinking of an old French Castle sort of thing. A good pocket door is a wonderful thing but how is that accomplished?

#Comment Re: made: 2008-04-23 14:07:38.433044+00 by: Dan Lyke

The particular use I was linking that for is that Charlene and I have been talking about a folding shower door, and I want to find good solid hardware if we're going to try that. Whence the comment about attaching to tempered glass.

Yeah, I've got the same response as you to pocket doors: I know it's possible to make good ones, but most people definitely don't. I think there's both weight of the original door, and quality of the hardware, and I'll bet that in the Ikea-ization of the world, both have been lost.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-04-23 15:20:05.571065+00 by: ziffle

Now shower doors can be awesome.It looks like really thick glass and really nice hardware is available. Of course my shower has a cheap plastic door - but ir works.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-04-25 23:37:19.118593+00 by: Larry Burton

From what I can see of the hardware you are only missing one part, a piece of channel with the inside width to accommodate the tempered glass and holes in the bottom to attach to your hardware. Use a good silicone adhesive to mount the glass in the channel.