It went very well. I thought (based on a comment an electrician once made) that there were probably sliding pocket doors sealed up in the walls between our hallway and our living room. Thom Crown carefully removed the wood paneling in the opening between the hall and the living room, found an old pocket door, which turned out to be one huge double-width pocket door, rather than a pair of pocket doors. He then got the pocket door working again, which entailed various finicky details (removing debris blocking its path, oiling it thoroughly, cleaning it, etc.) Thom Crown has done many other jobs at our house, including patching holes in plaster, framing new windows, painting, repairing cupboard doors, replacing a mantelpiece, installing wall-mounted bike racks, unclogging sinks. He is always friendly, skillful, reliable, happy to discuss options, and knowledgeable about working with older houses. He will undertake small tasks, such as oiling old wooden banisters, as well as large tasks, such as patching up the many holes left in our dining room ceiling when we had ceiling lights installed and then repainting the dining room (detailed paintwork, as the room has a lot of molding and three paint colors were involved).