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Old 05-17-2016, 11:57 AM   #1
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Help with asymmetric doorways (moulding)


Attached is a picture (strangely rotated) of my problematic doorway. We are refinishing a living room, and there is also a normal doorway on the same wall. The three options we are evaluating for moulding are 1.) Simple mitered casing, 2.) Rosettes, 3.) A capital. On the full doorway, we are fans of the capital, but don't know if that would look ridiculous with one side ending flat against the perpendicular wall. Any advice?
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Old 05-17-2016, 12:31 PM   #2
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Re: Help with asymmetric doorways (moulding)


Are you talking about the actual door or the opening on the green wall? if the green wall, I would go for option #4, leave it as is.

As far as ending the molding against a wall, it looks wonky. Here is a pic from my bathroom I am redoing. It will looks less ridiculous when it is painted.

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I am speaking of the opening on the green wall. The drywallers were not incredibly talented, and we were planning on dressing it up. Current plan was to line the inner surfaces with thin plywood, mimicking a door jam (again, sans door), and then putting casing around to frame it. This would work well on the full cut out in the other section of the same wall, but not sure how to handle this opening which hits the perpendicular wall.
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IMO, to make it look not crazy, you'll have to build out what is the right side in the picture a bit to accept some casing on the right side. Therefore, loosing some of the doorway.
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Do not plywood for jambs, the end grains will show.
1acre's suggestion is the way to go on this one if your going to use casing.
I'd just leave it the way it is.
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