I just raised a door frame, by removing the drywall over the door opening.
On each side, I found studs that are just the right distance in. I'll be able to patch that just well. (Beginner, it will be a hack job, but that's ok)
On the top, though, there seems to be a non-load-bearing piece of wood (stud? joist?). Seems to be a 2x4, so it protrudes over the ceiling drywall. Is there any easy way, tricks, to remove this with minimal destruction? I'd like to be able to finish the ceiling drywall and sides with new drywall pieces and compound+paper.
Lastly, I guess I need to be careful not to weaken the sides. The top part is the part that continues, on the left and right of the door frame.