Hi my bedroom has a pocket door (door slides into the wall like on star
But the frame itself, inside the wall, has bent - and the result is that
when the door opens or closes it scrapes and the door gets scratches on it.
To fix the frame you'd have to open up the wall and I want to avoid that.
The easiest solution is a new, thinner door. The door itself is actually
pretty cheap, it's hollow. So i need a new door that is thinner than normal.
Does anyone know where to have a cheap door custom cut? Or is it possible to
take a half inch of thickness out of the existing hollow door? Thanks
I rather doubt that the frame has bent. There isn't much of a frame, and
what there is becomes the outside walls once drywall is applied.
A more likely cause is that the gap in the front trim for the door is too
narrow and/or the door is swinging slightly from side to sde as it is
opening, thereby rubbing on the trim. Normally, the opening should be door
width + about 1/2"
There should be a slotted fixture - the door slides in it - installed on the
floor at the bottom front of the opening. Its purpose is to keep the door
tracking straight as the door opens. They are often made of plastic and get
broken. Check to see that yours is in place and functional.
If you want to make or have made a thinner door it isn't hard. You need a
well made frame made of 3/4" stock; poplar, douglas fir, phillipine
mahogany, etc. would all be suitable. To that, glue door skins which are
available at Home Depot and the like. They are pieces of ply 1/8" x 36" x
80", normally phillipine mahogany. That would give you a 1" thick door and
I wouldn't try for any thinner.