Old Pocket Door (DIY Project Download)

This procedure includes guidance on repairing balkiness or binding of apocket door. This includes work on a door that may be stuck in its pocket, thatbinds when being moved, or that resists movement or is balky when being moved. I just completed fixing a couple of pocket doors on my old house which was built around 1910. I searched the web for specific information and did not find exactly what I needed so I’m posting here for others who might find themselves in the same situation. Q: How can I fix pocket doors that no longer close all the way?

old pocket door 2Salvaging a pocket door, which slides open into a recess in the wall along a metal track, is more difficult than taking a swinging door off its hinges. When an old house faces demolition, a deconstruction crew offers an alternative to the landfill: Unbuild it piece by piece to preserve and recycle its period materials. The doors jump off the track. It is tough or impossible to adjust the doors once they are trimmed out. Old pocket doors may be hard to operate or don’t work at all. Are Victorian pocket doors supposed to make a sucking-sound when you coat them with oil?.

Got a call from an old client – she has a great old building (probably late 19th century), wants to restore some pocket doors that haven’t functioned in ages. Upgrade your door hardware with new pocket door pulls and track to give new life to existing pocket doors in your home. Remove and Replace the Old Track with the New. General Discussion Renovation Exteriors Conversion Doors & Windows Bath & Kitchen Dept. Returning users from the old Brownstoner: click here to reset your password and access your account.

Removing The Pocket Doors

old pocket door 3Pocket door repairman Stephen Thorp of Boston, Mass., traveled to Danville to repair pocket doors at David Corp’s historic home along Holbrook Avenue. There are people who have old houses and pocket doors they could care less, Thorp said. Do you have a pocket door that sticks or doesn’t open or shut all the way? Cut an access hole in the wall with a drywall saw to remove the old track and install a new one. This is a common task when you are installing new flooring that is thicker than the old flooring. You need to remove the pocket door and trim to accommodate the new floor. Antique Pocket Door Hardware. Antique set of 4 Flashed Copper Pocket Door Flush Pulls. Upgrade/replace old worn/broken pocket door hardware. Pocket doors are a perfect fit in many design applications, but they make things difficult when a room needs a facelift.

Repairing Old Pocket Doors

Pocket door rollers including national hook roller 882t. Accent your home’s pocket doors with pocket door hardware and door pulls from House of Antique Hardware. Our extensive selection of hardware, pulls and locks for pocket doors will transform your home with authentic and elegant period designs. Below is our unique collection of vintage pocket door hardware and antique pocket door pulls and handles. We offer everything from plain brass designs – to ornate and historically recreated Victorian, Arts & Crafts, and Art Deco pocket door hardware. Recently purchased 1903 Victorian. Double pocket doors, one side works great, the other drags on the floor so can’t be opened and shut.

At some point the massive 9′ pocket doors to our 1896 Queen Anne Victorian were removed from their pocket hardware and set on hinges.