fixing stuck door/jam in old house?
We are the new owners of a house built in 1939 and it has all of its original doors, along with beautiful glass knobs. There are a couple of doors that really stick and make a big scraping sound when you open or close them. We are gearing up for stripping wallpaper and painting and I'm wondering if there is something not very destructive we can do to these sticking doors? Like sanding? Do you do the door or the jam? I'm worried that we're damaging something when we open and close them, plus I'd like to not have to tug on them to get them open or closed. The only sad part about having all these wonderful doors is that the bottoms were sawed off to make way for the pile carpet that covered the whole house. We ripped out the carpet because there were beautiful oak and fir floors throughout the house, but now we'll just have to live with the 3 -4 inch gap on every door above the floor!