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Old 06-12-2009, 06:37 PM   #1
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Okay

I bought the stuff I need to build this door jamb can anyone tell me how to put it together?

I have a doorless doorway. framed at 80-3/4" X 49"

thIS WILL BE a doorway with no doors.

I went to a place that specializes in doors and bought the 4-9/16 oak ven jam. and the casing.

questions.
1. whats this type of doorway called?(ive been trying too google it)
2. do i nail the 4-9/16 oak ven jam in first? or do i measure cut and nail together then install it?
3. I would assume the casing goes last and is pretty straight forward.

Thanks to all who will help me.

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so, you're just building a casement to 'wrap' a door opening for no door. got a picture? easier for us to see what you have to work with.
i'd put the 4-9/16 on first, then add casing myself. how do you plan to finish off the top? i 'm finishing my doors and window casements like this, if it helps.
http://www.diychatroom.com/f50/verti...-blinds-45533/

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Man that looks awewsome!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great job.

NO pics for me. Im doing something very similar.

I am finishing my basement.
I have a 2X4 framed doorway 80-3/4" tall by 49" wide.
just want to "wrap" the doorway as you said I guess.

Thanks dangermouse.
Can you guide me through this?
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i'm sure lots of us here can pitch in. Po) what do you have for the front and back casing/moulding... (sides and top?)
mdf? what are the materials here?

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i have oak casing to match the jam. smaller bout 2.5 inches approx.?

the jams 3 pieces 6ft 8inches each. need to cut these to fit.
all have a notch cut out ("L" shaped).
i am assuming thats for the top piece to lay across?
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i'm assuming you're assuming correctly...

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what are you using to fasten it? finishing nails?

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do you take the legs of the jam all the way to the floor?
or raise slightly? if so, how much?
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what is the floor now, or what is it going to be? if you have the floor you want, go right to it flush.

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It is too easy to get everything out of line if you attempt to put the pieces up one-by-one.

Build the frame like this first, and install it as a unit. Then later, fit it with casing.

The example here is 1-1/2" stock.
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well sure Willie, you can cut it to size and piece it together to be sure it's perfect before mounting it, but only if you want to do it the RIGHT way....

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well sure Willie, you can cut it to size and piece it together to be sure it's perfect before mounting it, but only if you want to do it the RIGHT way....

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I usually just put the top piece up 1st, then put the sides on
I make sure when I frame it out that its level
Then put the casing on each side
As long as everything is square its fairly easy
Of course this house & the last are not new
And the last house the only thing that was square/level was my square
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The diagram that is shown forgoe the rabbit (groove) in the head (top) piece and most of the prefabed kits they sell have the legs with a recess the thickness of the jambs. This is simple as you see in the diagram turn those side jambs 180 so the flange is on the outside (you don't have to rabbit the top this way as in the diagram). Then glue and pin the top jamb and side jambs together. I do not intend this message to say that process is wrong so please don't yell at me LOL It will work either way I just think we can simplify it for the OP.

Then insert the built wrap in the opening, shim and secure just like you are setting a door. If you have any questions on how the jamb will look, go peek at the doors that are already installed in your home and you will more than likely see the configuration on how to pin this wrap together.

Then case it out and voila you are done!

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