Decorative Pocket Door Hardware - Just a couple of months ago I went over to fix a pocket door that was closing in a peculiar angle. This was the very first time I'd ran into this type of scenario and was undoubtedly confused. I began looking within the pocket door frame and got a flashlight. I had a hard time finding the issue but when I did it was evident.
The bottom of the door would stick out about an inch and a half as the pocket door was sliding shut it would work flawlessly but when you went to open it. The issue turned out to be as the door slid back into the frame the tracking would hang down at an angle in the weight of the door and the course was missing a screw in the back. There clearly was not any method to achieve the screw because it was at that very back of the pocket door frame near the framing itself.
As a way to correct the pocket door issue, I was going to need to remove an excellent sized area of the plastered wall in the upper right hand corner of the pocket door frame. This was the sole thing I could think of and would require a straightforward wall patch plus some paint to make the repair whole. This job took me to cut the hole and replaced the screw that had fallen out of the pocket door path. Then I use some fast setting drywall plaster and some fiberglass drywall tape to mend the wall. This took another hour in order to complete the drywall properly.
Some pocket door troubles are a little more easy to fix than this one. Most pocket doors appeared to have troubles sliding and eventually are left shut, never to be properly used again. Painting the doors over and over again can in fact increase the depth of the door or the door to swell preventing it from opening properly can be also caused by excessive moisture in the house over long periods of time.