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Old 11-01-2010, 04:02 PM   #1
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Front Door Molding question

Looking for ideas on what might look the best (molding-wise) for my new front door that I installed. Below you'll see a pic of it, and as you can see my right side gap is a little bit wider than my left. So the problem I see is that I'll have different looking molding on each side(like a quarter-round on the left side and regular flat molding on the right), and if thats what I have to do, then thats fine but I thought I'd ask for some opinions first. I have the difference in inches between the stucco and the molding that came with the door. In case you can't see that close, the measurements are:
Top left - 5/8"
Middle left - 7/8"
Bottom left - 1/2"
Top right - 1 1/4"
Middle right - 1 3/4"
Bottom right -1 1/4"

Your thoughts are much appreciated.


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Unless you're going to reset the door, just paint the wall the same color as the molding.


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Old 11-01-2010, 06:06 PM   #3
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I assume that you don't want to stucco those gaps...
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I guess stucco would be a good looking option, I've just never done it before. I like the idea though, is it terribly hard to do?
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It might be a bit of a pain in those tight spots on the side to stucco. You need to put up wire lathe for the stucco to stick to. In my opinion.....if that counts....Stucco would be the proper thing to do. You wouldn't have to worry about the larger part above the door if you stucco too.
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