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Does anyone know if hollow sliding/pocket doors have a weight/more dense wood at the bottom of the door to prevent from swinging?

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  • $\begingroup$ Some have guides or rollers. $\endgroup$ – Solar Mike May 11 at 5:53
  • $\begingroup$ Do some also have heavier weight distributed at the bottom of the door or would that not serve much purpose? $\endgroup$ – Dmitriy May 11 at 5:57
  • $\begingroup$ Take the door off and find the balance point. You will soon know. $\endgroup$ – Solar Mike May 11 at 5:59
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It won't help prevent swinging, and in all likelihood would keep the door swinging longer after an impulse force is applied. As the comments suggest, most inside doors have a guide on the floor (usually in the retracted region, not the doorframe itself).

If you have a barn-door-type sliding door, there may well be a guide/stabilizer near the top of the door.

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They do not. No one is really that concerned about it, and weight doesn't stop things from swinging, it just increases the period of the swing.

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