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Old 12-18-2008, 12:29 PM   #1
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I installed a new entry door in my house and i made sure it was level and plumb. In order for the door to be plumb and seal right the frame of the door now sticks out(into the living room) about a 1/4" farther than the drywall at the top corner. Guess my wall is out of plumb a little, older house. What is the best way to trim this out to make it look nice? Thanks for your advice

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Trim.

Just sheet rock to the door frame and when you put the trim on it will more than likely cover it up fairly well.

I have to deal with this all the time. Some are worse than others and I have had to mud back 12 inches or so to get a nice transition when molding won't cover it good enough.

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When you get ready to put the trim on...you can always shave the drywall back a bit with a rasp so the shaved area will be hidden under the trim. 1/4" isn't anything...my last house was out 3/4" from top to bottom in a std 6-8 door....that was UGLY.
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Thanks for the advice, the door and frame actually are sticking into the living room by a 1/4", past the drywall so i am afraid that when i put the trim on there will be a gap between the trim and drywall?
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Cut a furring strip to fill the gap, and then just caulk it in as usual
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Thanks for the advice, the door and frame actually are sticking into the living room by a 1/4", past the drywall so i am afraid that when i put the trim on there will be a gap between the trim and drywall?
When you put the trim on you will have to put it at a slight angle so that it touches both the wall and the door frame. It will bridge the differences between the two.
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Ponch: Just pad the back of the trim with 1/4" lattice. Flush it to the back edge and trim as normal.
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Ponch,

If it's your house and want to make is look like a perfect fit go with what Marvin Gardens says to do. This will mean plastering and painting of course. Start with feathering out joint compound around the jamb where needed. This will probably take more then one application. After the plastering is finished check to see your trim sits nice and flush. Finish off the plastering to smooth it out and then apply your trim. As an extra bonus you'll now have to paint the wall that you just plastered.


Best of luck with the project, rredogg


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