OK - I was trying to keep the post simple and not mention that all the
facings and skirtings need doing for 4 doors and 18 feet of passageway.
Dismantling the doors would be an interesting option, particularly as
the 'craftsperson' who made them used a large number of nails to
compensate for no cross braces.
I liked the idea of contacting the possible craftsperson but the hostel
is 250 miles away and was part of a large hotel - more than likely no
one would have clue who did the work let alone what I was talking