Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Carpentry

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-25-2014, 02:11 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 312
Rewards Points: 268
Default

jamb question


I removed a portion of a wall and am going to add 1x jambs to the jack studs and under the header. When I add the 1x4 jamb it will only cover the 2x4's and not the edges of both sides of the drywall. Do I have to get a 1x6 and rip it to fit?

detroittigerfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 02:17 PM   #2
Mod
 
kwikfishron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Kansas (NCK)
Posts: 7,730
Rewards Points: 2,460
Default

jamb question


Quote:
Originally Posted by detroittigerfan View Post
I removed a portion of a wall and am going to add 1x jambs to the jack studs and under the header. When I add the 1x4 jamb it will only cover the 2x4's and not the edges of both sides of the drywall. Do I have to get a 1x6 and rip it to fit?
5-9/16" is usually the number your after and may not happen with a 1x6

__________________
A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words
Especially In The DIY Chatroom
kwikfishron is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 03:45 PM   #3
Stairguy
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: New Bedford, MA
Posts: 619
Rewards Points: 500
Default

jamb question


I think your mistaken, 4-9/16" is typical jamb size
Millertyme is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 03:52 PM   #4
Mod
 
kwikfishron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Kansas (NCK)
Posts: 7,730
Rewards Points: 2,460
Default

jamb question


Quote:
Originally Posted by Millertyme View Post
I think your mistaken, 4-9/16" is typical jamb size
I think you're right...I must have suffered a brain dead moment.
__________________
A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words
Especially In The DIY Chatroom
kwikfishron is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 04:23 PM   #5
Stairguy
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: New Bedford, MA
Posts: 619
Rewards Points: 500
Default

jamb question


Lol, it happens
Millertyme is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 04:40 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 27,518
Rewards Points: 4,152
Default

jamb question


You can buy precut jambs at any lumber yard or even Lowes or HD.
They will come with rounded edges, cut to the right width and will already have a dado at the top where the top one fits into.
joecaption is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 06:37 PM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 312
Rewards Points: 268
Default

jamb question


if not I would just have to rip down a 1x6 to fit?
detroittigerfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 08:10 PM   #8
Stairguy
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: New Bedford, MA
Posts: 619
Rewards Points: 500
Default

jamb question


Yes. Are you adding a door or is it just a cassed opening?
Millertyme is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 11:20 PM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 27,518
Rewards Points: 4,152
Default

jamb question


Your choice, have to pay top dollar for clear pine, spend the time to sand the cut edges, round over the outside edges, cut a dado on the ends.
Or just buy the premade jambs and just have to cut to length.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/American-...FSET/202083257

Last edited by joecaption; 01-25-2014 at 11:23 PM.
joecaption is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2014, 11:14 AM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 312
Rewards Points: 268
Default

jamb question


Quote:
Originally Posted by joecaption View Post
Your choice, have to pay top dollar for clear pine, spend the time to sand the cut edges, round over the outside edges, cut a dado on the ends.
Or just buy the premade jambs and just have to cut to length.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/American-...FSET/202083257
If your height is more than 80" these jambs wouldn't work anyway.
detroittigerfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2014, 09:58 AM   #11
AHH, SPANS!!!
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Durham NC
Posts: 1,684
Rewards Points: 1,032
Default

jamb question


Quote:
Originally Posted by detroittigerfan View Post
if not I would just have to rip down a 1x6 to fit?

measure the thickness of wall from outside edge of drywall to outside edge( or do you have plaster??) rip jamb the size that you measure plus add 1/8". if you come up with 4 1/2" thick then make your rip 4 5/8" for all three pieces of jamb. check measurement in multiple spots around opening, it can get thicker near header area...

hand drive is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Just a quick+easy question to pest control workers and/or owners...pls read..... jkls Pest Control 2 10-09-2012 11:53 PM
Venting over the range convection oven question johncle6023 HVAC 4 08-31-2012 09:30 PM
Rotten door jamb and king/jack studs bob22 Carpentry 7 12-06-2008 06:50 AM
Window Jamb question groundtrac Carpentry 7 11-23-2008 09:09 PM
Basement Renovation Question KUIPORNG Remodeling 234 08-26-2008 09:19 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.