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Old 01-23-2012, 10:19 AM   #1
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How close can the rough framing be to the perpendicular wall? This image shows rough framing.


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Not going to happen, way to close to the wall. The smallest casing would be 2-1/4 plus it's reval.
It should be at least 4" min. 6" would be better.

What's this door go into a closet?

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I usually make mine a minimum of 3" (two studs). Leaves room for casing up to 3".
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Not going to happen, way to close to the wall. The smallest casing would be 2-1/4 plus it's reval.
It should be at least 4" min. 6" would be better.

What's this door go into a closet?
That door is going into an unfinished bedroom. I did not want to make the hall any wider than necessary.
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Use two studs (king & jack) to give you 3".

It will work out this way, allowing you about a 1/4" for wall variances.

This assumes 1/2" drywall and a 5/8" door jamb.
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That door is going into an unfinished bedroom. I did not want to make the hall any wider than necessary.
You likely have code requirements on hall width. Check it! And even if there were no code requirements, it's nuts to shrink down a hall and door..... you need to get furniture in there. Go ahead and make the hall a little wider... it won't kill you.
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You can do it the way you have shown, just cut down the trim to size, might look funny though.

You could also just go with a 32" door, there is no code violation in that that I am aware of.

Of course this assumes that you have taken care of any possible framing issues that are not disclosed here.

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Although I would hate to see you lose the benefit of a 3-0 door (36") if you need it, you CAN buy a 2-10 door (34"), and the hall, as shown, would work with room to spare. (They are usually special order items, and may run you some extra $.)
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You can do it the way you have shown, just cut down the trim to size, might look funny though.

You could also just go with a 32" door, there is no code violation in that that I am aware of.

Of course this assumes that you have taken care of any possible framing issues that are not disclosed here.

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32" doors for a bedroom are perfectly fine, more often than not 30" doors are used.

i do mostly high end reno's and custom new homes when possible we use 30" doors but on houses that were custom designed by architects they always want to spec 34" doors which are damn near impossible to get without special ordering. the only time a larger door is required is when its a commercial space that has to allow easy access by those in wheel chairs
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I wanted a 36" door since access the the mechanical room is in that bedroom. The upstairs bedrooms have 30 inch doors.
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How close can the rough framing be to the perpendicular wall? This image shows rough framing.
3"...king stud and jack...if your using 2-1/4 casing..
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typically i do a double king and a jack which will give 4 1/2". it makes things easier for the taper to get into the corner to properly fill it. but more often than not i use 3 1/2" casing which i need the extra space for. nothing looks worse than ripping a peice of casing so it fits to the corner.. i like seeing atleast 1/2" of drywall between the corner and edge of the casing

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