A neighbor called me today to help. open the door to her basement stairway. Her son was in the basement and the handset failed and the door would not open. After looking at it for a while, I decided to pry the latch side casing off, chisel into the jamb so that I could push back the latch and open the door.
The good news was I was able to open the door and free her son from the basement. What was finding a half lap joint at the miter. Had anyone ever seen this?