Replacing a Pocket Door With a Swinging Door
A sliding pocket door can easily be replaced with a standard swinging door.
Materials and Tools:
screw gun and screws
drywall and drywall mud
1. Remove molding from around existing pocket door. Cut the existing door out of frame. Carefully cut drywall and pocket door frame to allow a 2x4 "stiffener" on hinge side of the new door. Remove strike-side jamb, cut out steel track above.
2. Cut and install a notched 2x4 on the hinge side of door. Install the new pre-hung door unit.
3. Patch drywall as needed.
4. Replace trim molding
5. Paint drywall patches and any necessary areas to match existing paint