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stradt03 12-13-2012 08:13 PM

Help with Door Casing
 
Hello everyone, I'm adding chair rail and door casing in my dining room. The entrance is an open walk way (~8ft wide 7ft high).

Problem is that the house was trimmed up with base and shoe molding and I need some ideas on how to run the casing. It looks goofy just sitting on top of the base.

Help! What's the proper way to handle this?

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z...pseebf59c3.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z...ps75b17eaa.jpg

Duckweather 12-13-2012 08:54 PM

Usually casing is installed before baseboard. In your case, to make it look right, one of the new oscillating saws would be a good investment. You can get a fairly good one for less than $100.00. Practice first and they can be tremendously accurate. A guide block tacked on for a guide helps cut a nice smooth straight line.

stradt03 12-13-2012 08:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duckweather (Post 1072621)
Usually casing is installed before baseboard. In your case, to make it look right, one of the new oscillating saws would be a good investment. You can get a fairly good one for less than $100.00. Practice first and they can be tremendously accurate. A guide block tacked on for a guide helps cut a nice smooth straight line.

That's kind of what I was thinking. Any thoughts on what to do with the baseboard on inside of the opening?

chitownken 12-13-2012 09:04 PM

Do the same and extend the board on the inside of the opening all the way to the floor. It should look just like a door jamb without the stop.

Duckweather 12-14-2012 09:40 AM

We are assuming you were going to use a jamb there too.

joecaption 12-14-2012 09:49 AM

Why are you running baseboard on the inside of the jamb? Not the way it's done in most cases.
The jambs were suppost to be under cut and the flooring run under the jambs so there's no gaps.

mae-ling 12-14-2012 10:44 PM

It's a drywalled opening that will be changed to trimmed.

stradt03 12-15-2012 12:49 PM

mae-ling is right. see the attached pic for a better look.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z...psa716f93e.jpg

scottktmrider 12-15-2012 07:38 PM

I would say take the base off,put the casing up than cut your base to the casing.Looks like the base is fairly short pieces anyway.Plus if you cut it in place it will be hard to cut the base shoe with out screwing the floor up.

chrisBC 12-16-2012 06:52 PM

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