I am trying to widen the doorway to a room in a house that was build in 1905. the framing is 16 on center, however the lumber is wider than a standard 2x4. by about a 1/2 inch. (the actual dimensions of the wood are 2x4).
I can position the jackstuds so that they are flush with the wall of the room, but that would leave a gap on the other side.
How should I handle this? Should I rip a 2x6 to fit?
EDIT: the wall is load bearing