Pocket Door Wall Framing

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Pocket Door Wall Framing - Just a couple months ago I went over to repair a pocket door that was closing in a weird angle. It was the first time I'd ran into this sort of scenario and was definitely confused. I got a flashlight and started looking inside the pocket door frame. I had difficulty finding the issue but when I did it was obvious.

The base of the door would stick out about an inch and a half passed the door jam as the pocket door was slipping shut it works perfectly but when you went to open it. There clearly was not any way to reach the screw since it was at that back of the pocket door frame close to the framing.

To be able to fix the pocket door difficulty, I was going to have to remove an excellent sized area of the plastered wall in the top right-hand corner of the pocket door frame. It was the only thing I could think of and would require a wall patch that is simple and some paint to help make the repair whole. This job took me about one hour to cut the hole and replaced the screw that had fallen from the pocket door track. I then use some fiberglass drywall tape and some fast setting drywall plaster to repair the wall. This took another hour to complete the drywall correctly.


Some pocket door issues are a little easier to repair than this one. Most pocket doors seemed to have issues sliding and eventually are left shut, never to be utilized again. Painting the doors over and over again can in fact add to the thickness of the door or the door to swell keeping it from opening correctly can be also caused by excessive moisture in the home over long amounts of time.