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Jmpotter2004 10-23-2012 07:47 PM

Entry Trim
I have a drywall entry way into my kitchen that I installed 1 x 6 ripped as a jamb and installed trim around the opening. When I installed the trim i put the trim flush with the jamb. It had about an 1/8" gap and when i filled it with caulk it still shows the seem. Now looking at other doorways i notice i should of set the trim about an 1/8" away from being flush so i could caulk the corner where the jamb and trim meet.

My question is could a rip a 1/4" piece of plywood and glue/nail to jamb to give me the corner to caulk and make it a smooth transition from the jamb to the trim? I can upload a picture tomorrow if needed. I wanted to rip it all down and start over, but my overuse of nails made that near impossible. Thanks for the help.

DannyT 10-23-2012 07:55 PM

easiest way is to pull the trim off, move it back from the edge about 3/16 and cut a new pieces. it will never look right trying to add a piece on. if you can take the jamb out and cut it smaller then your trim would work and you would have a reveal. the width would need to be 3/8 smaller and 3/16 lower in height.

joecaption 10-23-2012 09:37 PM

You do know they sell jambs already the right width, rounded edges and a dado already in the head piece.

Jmpotter2004 10-23-2012 11:03 PM

I figured that was what would need to be done. I didn't want to remove the drywall and a standard door jamb would not fit due to the drywall. So i ripped 1 x 6 to the proper width and installed. They look good except for my mistake with the trim. I'll remove the trim and if I cause to much damage i'll just take it down to the studs and install standard jambs. Thanks for the info.

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