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Old 06-27-2008, 03:22 PM   #1
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door trim question

I have a question about putting trim around my back door. Turns out the door frame is deeper than the sheetrock on the wall. It's not alot, but the trim won't lay flat against the wall and the door frame. Is there anyway to correct this without removing the door? It's probably about 1/2" at most, just enough to be a pain. I was thinking of cutting the paper on the sheetrock and shaving it down to thin it out, but I don't know if thats the best way to do it. Or should I try to build up the door frame with a strip of wood? The only problem I see with that is it's gonna be a pretty thin piece of wood.

Any help would be great.


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Old 06-27-2008, 04:17 PM   #2
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You need to extend the jam out so it sits fairly flush with the wall. Otherwise your casing will look goofy no matter what you do. You can use wood glue and finish nails to fix it to the door jamb. I'd suggest cutting it about 1/8" proud of the rock, and plane it down (if you have a block plane) once it is installed to get it perfect.


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Yes extending the jamb is the way to go. Don't cut the paper on the rock.
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Yep, what they said, you need to build jamb extensions. Seems harder at first than it really is. You can use a rasp and taper out the drywall but that's the half arsed way of doing it. If it were only 1/8" its whats done. Half inch is a lot.
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