Closing the Guest Room Doors

The joys of an older home… built in 1928, our house is in great condition, but always needs something.  This week it was getting all the guest room doors to close, preparing for a house full in a few weeks.

Thanks to Grandpa’s Stanley #4 and the Veritas Low Angle Block Plane, that works now.  Mostly.  Standing on a ladder and planing the tops of doors isn’t my idea of a great time, but its better than trying to get the doors off their hinges.  These old doors are heavy!

The remaining issue with closing are more a matter of the fit of the front of the door against the frame, and too many layers of paint for the tolerance of the door fitting.  When we get around to stripping and refinishing the frames, that problem will go away.  I hope.