Sliding Pocket Door Lock - Just a few months back I went over to fix a pocket door that was closing at a weird angle. It was the first time I'd ran into this kind of situation and was undoubtedly confused. I got a torch and started looking within the pocket door frame. I had difficulty finding the problem but when I did it was evident.
There was not any solution as it had been at that very back of the pocket door frame near the framing itself to attain the screw.
As a way to correct the pocket door difficulty, I was going to need to remove a great sized area of the plastered wall at the top right-hand corner of the pocket door frame. It was the only thing I would require an easy wall patch and could think of plus some paint to really make the repair whole. I then use some fast setting drywall plaster plus some fiberglass drywall tape to correct the wall. This took another hour to complete the drywall correctly.
Some pocket door issues are a little more easy to fix than this one. Most pocket doors seemed to have issues sliding and eventually are left shut, never to be used again. Painting the doors over and over again can actually add to the thickness of the door or the door to swell preventing it from opening correctly can be also caused by excessive moisture in the house over long amounts of time.