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Old 04-07-2013, 05:01 PM   #1
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Hello everyone,

I was about to put up some door trim in my basement and I was looking at the current trim from the upstairs and I noticed the trim wasn't flush with the door jam. The trim was set back about an 1/8. This was for the sides and top. Is it normally set back an eighth? I never checked the detail of door trim until now.

I am sure this is a matter of preference but I would like to do it to standard, to whichever that is.
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:40 PM   #2
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3/8" has always been the standard in my neck of the woods.
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:00 PM   #3
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1/8-3/16 reveal here. i make up a plywood block and go around and mark all the jambs so they are all exactly the same. there is no real standard every guy does it a bit different.
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:16 PM   #4
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1/8 to 1/4 inch matter of opinion
unless you have a rosette or plinth block some times they will dictate reveal
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:44 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies, I didn't measure the reveal. I could tell in the door jam, there was a different look to the door jam which was about a 1/4

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Old 04-07-2013, 07:58 PM   #6
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if its the casing itself i go with 3/16 for thinner profiled casing if its thick casing i make the reveal 1/4" so that the casing doenst cause the hinge to rub and restrict movement.
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it helps to give a reveal on the door jamb with the trim to have a corner to caulk into. matching trim to the inner plane of the jamb leaves a tight line and as someone else mentioned the set back works to clear the hing pin on the hinge side of door...
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With a 3/16 revel there's plenty of wood in the jamb to attach the casing to.
Move it to far back and some are going to miss.
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