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Ejm 04-12-2012 02:23 PM

Packing out walls

I am remolding my bathroom and the walls are 2x3, including the wall where the door is located. It is a non-load bearing wall. I want to put in a standard 4 1/2" door frame, but I know that will sit proud of the sheet rock. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can fur out the walls to make this work? Thanks!

rjniles 04-12-2012 03:32 PM

Buy a standard door with an 4 9/16 jamb and trim an inch off the non-opening side. You may be able to do the same with a split jamb door.

Ejm 04-12-2012 06:57 PM


mae-ling 04-12-2012 07:13 PM

If your staining the Jamb make sure it is solid wood, some are MDF or plywood with a veneer on it.

Ejm 04-12-2012 07:17 PM

It will be a hollow core that will be painted. Thanks

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