Q: At a client’s home, one of the interior doors always swings open by itself unless it is latched completely. The door meets the stop evenly. How can I best remedy the problem?

A: Gary Katz, owner of Katz Road Show, editor of ThisIsCarpentry, and a presenter at JLC Live, responds: When a door swings open or closes by itself, most carpenters refer to it as a “ghost” door. The cause for the phenomenon is simple: The door jamb is out of plumb.

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