Johnson’s 1500SC Pocket Door Frame All-Steel Split Studs are strong enough to support wall-mounted fixtures such as shelves and towel bars.
Johnson Hardware Johnson’s 1500SC Pocket Door Frame All-Steel Split Studs are strong enough to support wall-mounted fixtures such as shelves and towel bars.

Johnson Hardware has upgraded its 1500SC Series Pocket Door Frame with all-steel split studs, which will take the place of the previous steel-wrapped wood studs.

According to the manufacturer, the switch to galvanized steel studs makes the Pocket Door Frame’s walls three times stronger, more rigid, and more resistant to doors flexing or bowing in and out. The studs themselves resist warping and rust.

With this change, the 1500SC’s 2x4 construction frame no longer requires Johnson Hardware’s 1575 adaptor kit for 1-3/4 inch thick doors. The narrower studs allow for an additional quarter inch of pocket clearance, providing a larger, 2-1/4 inch pocket that will hold doors up to 60 inches wide and 108 inches high, with a maximum weight of 200 pounds. The hardware and track can successfully complete 100,000 opening and closing cycles, in excess of ANSI standards.

The frame’s soft close/open hardware may be moved with a touch of a fingertip, reducing the risk of slamming or pinched fingers. The frame’s self-tapping screws work with drywall and finish trim alike, and adapts to 4 inch steel studded walls with Johnson’s Stud Wall Adaptor Kit.

Much like the previous version, the 1500SC Pocket Door Frame with steel split studs takes about an hour to install. The new studs are also available in Johnson Hardware’s 2060, 2000, 1560 and 1562 pocket door frames. johnsonhardware.com

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