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Old 04-19-2009, 07:00 PM   #1
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Door trim in tight areas???


I am finishing a remodeling project. The one door has vent soffits above both sides and is tight to one wall. Therefore, on one side I can fit traditional trim on both sides but not the top. On the other I only have about 1 1/2 on the right, 3-4" on the left and 1 1/2 on top.

How do you suggest trimming this out?

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Old 04-19-2009, 07:40 PM   #2
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Center so one side casings are same width. If door is not near another, cut jambs and door down to get head the same as casing width. You won't see both heads at once. Be safe, GBR

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Door is already in place so altering casing and door are no longer an option. I have two ideas:

1st: Use my normal trim, rip top piece to fit and then use angles to match up miters.
2nd: Use 2" pine and rip to size. Simply run like a box.
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Old 04-19-2009, 08:24 PM   #4
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I'd match whatever style of trim is in the same area
In most cases I see the trim cut to fit

One window I have is close to a wall
That side is simply cut thinner to fit
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:43 AM   #5
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Rip the trim to fit. I have done this before and it is hardly noticable.
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Ponch...did the first door this morning. Looks pretty good. Will post pictures once I am done the project.
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Old 04-21-2009, 08:18 AM   #7
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if you caulk it well, it will look fine. I've done this in my house as well.
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glad it worked good for you.

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