Regarding the door flip question in the podcast - while reno'ing an older character house I came upon a door that opened into the corner of the bedroom (how this came to be is anyone's guess) and so I took on the project of flipping the opening side but keeping it opening into the bedroom.
The upstairs doors and trim were all fir but painted so I went with the flip and move hardware method and it worked swimmingly.
I first removed the door and the hardware and checked to see if the door and opening were square and so see if the door would seat into the jam when flipped about. It all but did with the exception of the bottom which I then trimmed to match the profile of the floor (a couple degrees the other way). Then the mortises were created for the existing hinges & strike place, the old ones filled and everything painted up. Worked great, looks good and now you enter *into* the room :)
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