Framing A Pocket Door Rough Opening - Just a couple months back I went over to repair a pocket door that was closing at a peculiar angle. This is the first time I'd ran into this kind of scenario and was definitely confused. I started looking inside the pocket door frame and got a flashlight. I had a hard time discovering the issue but when I did it was apparent.
As the pocket door was skidding closed it works perfectly but when you went to open it the base of the door would stick out about an inch and a half. The issue turned out to be the path was missing a screw in the very rear so that as the door slid back to the framework the tracking would hang down at an angle in the weight of the doorway. There is not any solution because it absolutely was at that back of the pocket door frame near the framing to reach the screw.
This is the only real thing I really could think of and would require a wall patch that is simple plus some paint to make the repair complete. This job took me about one hour to cut the hole and replaced the screw that had fallen out from the pocket door path. Then I use some fiberglass drywall tape and some fast setting drywall plaster to correct the wall. This took another hour in order to complete the drywall correctly.
Some pocket door difficulties are a little easier to repair than this one. Most pocket doors appeared to have difficulties sliding and eventually are left closed, never to be properly used again. Painting the doors over and over again can in fact increase the thickness of the door or the doorway to swell keeping it from opening correctly can be also caused by excessive moisture in the home over long amounts of time.