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Old 03-09-2012, 03:30 PM   #1
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I installed a new door in my house a while back but haven't completed the finish work yet because I have no clue how to do it. here is my problem. I have attached four pics to help explain. The pine framing of the new door isn't wide enough to reach all the way back to the drywall. So, there is a gap. How do I frame this? I want to be able to install molding around the door soon. If you can't understand the problem I have from looking at the pics, I'll try to explain it differently. Thanks to all that can help me!

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Old 03-09-2012, 04:10 PM   #2
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Sorry. No idea what I'm looking at.

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ok, look at the second pic. On the left is the white door, next the pine frame, next is the gap, then the drywall. how do i cover the gap. It is about 2 inches. Does this help?

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You would install an extension jamb. Basically, it is a small strip of wood cut to size to come out even with the drywall.
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Thanks. I think the biggest problem I had was not knowing the correct terminology (jamb extension) for the problem. Now I can google it and learn more.

Does anyone out there have any tips of the trade to make it error free?

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Old 03-09-2012, 08:29 PM   #6
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yes jamb extension or i call them build outs.
cut off the spray foam that came to far out so it doesnt get in the way.
measure from the frame to the outside of the drywall all the way around and find out how thick the jamb extensions need to be.
cut the pieces of pine to fit so its flush with the drywall.
i personally nail them together so its like a frame that fits in place.
then add shims in like your hanging a door brad nailing it into the wall.(i find if the build outs are less then 1 1/2" i'll brad nail them directly to the door frame)
i also like to give it a little reveal like trim cause quicker and easier then trying to flush it up to the frame and easier to chaulk the joint.
then nail your trim on like you normally would
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You also have to now scrap off all that caulking before the jamb extention goes in.
You should have ordered a door with the correct width jambs
Lowes carrys some great clear imported pine for this job, not cheap but it's streight and no knots.

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