Folding Closet Door Repair

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M. Lee

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20190815_072920.jpg 20190815_073155.jpg 20190815_073208.jpg 20190815_073223.jpg My nephews were playing rough as boys do and "bumped" into a folding closet door in my house. The piece that fits into the bottom track popped out along with a little wood and the bottom of the door cracked. A simple repair with wood glue and a clamp didn't work. Any suggestions?
 
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jeffmattero76

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I would suggest filling the hole with something like Bondo, letting it set, and then drilling a new hole for the pivot.
 

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Thank you for your replies! I had been searching for a video tutorial to show me how to repair the door. (That's how I have learned to repair most things in my house!) But I hadn't had any luck because I didn't know the right words to search. I finally had the brainstorm to ask a home repair board, and I am so glad I did. Your responses were quick and helpful!

A new bracket is a repair I can handle! The bracket nealtw linked to on Amazon is not currently available, but I learned the proper term--bilfold door pivot bracket! I then found a video tutorial to help:
. I also found a similar bracket on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E3NDVUQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=dixon41431-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00E3NDVUQ&linkId=4c988e0df9a86e1108b1a157d450bbe5.

Thanks, guys!
 

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