Pocket Door broken handle/lock


  #1  
Old 03-27-23, 12:44 PM
A
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 107
Received 6 Upvotes on 4 Posts
Pocket Door broken handle/lock

HI,
I have this hollow pocket door in a bathroom. The handle has broken loose from the door. The hardware si fine, I could have fixed right back to the door but there is nothing to hold into to (see pics) any ideas for a quick DIY fix? without removing or replacing the door?Thanks.
A



 
  #2  
Old 03-27-23, 12:58 PM
XSleeper's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 27,198
Received 1,947 Upvotes on 1,747 Posts
You just need to glue a piece of solid wood between the door skins... clamp it a couple hours until it's dry. Then screw it back on.

Clean off anything that's sticking out first so that you have a flat surface to glue to. Use plain yellow wood glue.
 
Agostomortal voted this post useful.
  #3  
Old 03-27-23, 01:39 PM
A
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 107
Received 6 Upvotes on 4 Posts
good idea, thanks. I don't have a clamp, I'll try to squeeze a piece wide enough.
What is "plain yellow wood glue"?
 
  #4  
Old 03-27-23, 02:01 PM
XSleeper's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 27,198
Received 1,947 Upvotes on 1,747 Posts
Google "wood glue". Titebond I for example. In lieu of a clamp use some masking tape... from one side of the door to the other, squeezing it together with your hand as you apply the tape.
 
  #5  
Old 04-03-23, 07:33 AM
A
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 107
Received 6 Upvotes on 4 Posts
Done, works like a charm, sturdier than before. I didn't need to use any glue. Just snug a piece of wood, drill 2 pilot holes and voila. thanks
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: