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Old 11-06-2011, 06:51 PM   #1
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I'm finishing my basement and noticed that the exterior egress door that leads to the Bilco door was set flush with the wall studs. When I put the 1/2" drywall on I noticed that when I put the casing on it is going to look ridiculous.

Any ideas on how to make this look OK?


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Rip some 1x stock down to 3/4 x 1/2 inch and furr it out.

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exactly what he said. this sorta thing happens all the time in renovation situations and new construction. just a matter of wall thicknesses being thicker for various reasons so you have to make furring strips for the casing to work


ive trimmed somewhere in the range of 70 houses plus new apartment buildings or commercial spaces.. of those i cant remember one that didnt have a door or window that didnt need furring
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I’d reset the door so the inside of the jamb is flush to the drywall. Do the jamb extension to the outside.
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exactly what he said. this sorta thing happens all the time in renovation situations and new construction. just a matter of wall thicknesses being thicker for various reasons so you have to make furring strips for the casing to work


ive trimmed somewhere in the range of 70 houses plus new apartment buildings or commercial spaces.. of those i cant remember one that didnt have a door or window that didnt need furring
Thanks for the ideas! This site never lets me down. Is it possible to get a quick drawing or a video on what you are describing? I'm kind of new to the whole carpentry thing.

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at three different points along the jamb, take a measurement of what the distance is from the edge of the jamb to the face of the drywall. measuring at the floor, midddle and top of the jamb. do so on both sides of the door.. if you get a measurement thats within 1/16" all the way around simply rip strips out of pine that are the measurement you took. i install the sides first. basically from the floor up to the top of the jamb then nail them to the jamb with a 1/8 reveal on teh jamb. then i install the header piece, and install it also with a 1/8" reveal,

just a quick question.. is this an interior door leading to the exterior door. or is it the exterior door.. if its exterior i would leave it as is and go ahead and fur it
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Thanks!

It is a metal exterior door that leads to a cement egress staircase that leads to metal bilco doors.
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go to local lumber store ask for parting bead they will fix you up looks like you need 1/2 x1/2 ...or 1/2 x3/4 ....ben
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That's a long 16" between screws on the drywall joint, or is it my eyes.......Figure 6; http://gypsum.org/pdf/GA-216-2010.html

Sorry, you included it in the picture, Lol.

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That's a long 16" between screws on the drywall joint, or is it my eyes.......Figure 6; http://gypsum.org/pdf/GA-216-2010.html

Sorry, you included it in the picture, Lol.

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I’d reset the door so the inside of the jamb is flush to the drywall. Do the jamb extension to the outside.
The quoted answer above is the correct answer.

Judging from your picture, doing any of the trim-out suggestions may result in a second unmentioned problem if the door opens more than 90 degrees. The centerline of the hinge barrels are currently inset too far for the door to clear the face trim and base board when the door is open more than 90 degrees and especially if you are going to open the door 180 degrees (flat against the wall). You will either pry the hinges from the frame or crush the face trim (and the baseboard). Check for clearance by opening the door 180 degrees and measuring between the drywall and the door face. If the clearance is less than 3/4" reset the frame.

You can also solve the hinge problem, without resetting the door, by installing wider hinges. If the existing hinges are 4" wide (measured width when open 180 degrees), replace with 4.5" hinges. If the hinges are already 4.5" wide, then special order 5" wide hinges can be obtained through a commercial hardware supplier ($$$). You would still need to re-trim per other contributor's suggestions.

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or install hte jamb extensions with a reveal so the hinge has room to move
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or install hte jamb extensions with a reveal so the hinge has room to move
That's always looked like a mistake imo.
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jamb extensions should always be installed with a reveal when going wood to wood.. this way it creates a shadow line and it makes for an easier joint to caulk for the painter
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jamb extensions should always be installed with a reveal when going wood to wood.. this way it creates a shadow line and it makes for an easier joint to caulk for the painter
I donít disagree with that, I just donít like to see it on the hinge side.

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