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Old 01-08-2018, 07:31 PM   #1
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Replace drywall moulding with wood moulding


I moved into this new house and none of the closets have any framing (the are bare drywall). To me it doesn't look as good as a nice wood framing with a nice trim, so I want to add it.

The problem is the closet is literally a hole in the wall, the side walls of the closet make an outer corner with the wall of the room. There's no framing on the sides so I have no stud I can easily expose to nail my jambs to.

I'm not sure how to proceed, I though about a few options but it all seem wrong:
1. Nail the jamb over the drywall: I'd need to remove the metal bead on the corner, and use a nail long enough to go nail the jamb, through the drywall, into the stud. This seems plain wrong, drywall could crack, not sure how stable the jambs would be, etc.
2. Cut 4" of the inside drywall to expose the stud and nail the jamb to it: The drywall would probably lose support so I may need to add another stud to screw the edge of the drywall to. This is a lot of work and I probably won't have much room to work.

Any one done something similar before?? Any suggestion is welcomed.
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Old 01-08-2018, 07:32 PM   #2
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Maybe a picture would help visualize it
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Maybe a picture would help visualize it
That was set up for bi fold are you planning on using that door or changing to a slab door?
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It used to be sliding doors, I wanted to change to bi fold
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What are the 2 heights and the widths.
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79 x 47 x 79 x 46 3/4
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79 x 47 x 79 x 46 3/4
There is another height in behind that drywall edge,

They frame a bi fold opening at 49 1/4" so after drywall it is 48 1/4 about.
The sliders were framed smaller so the two doors overlap..
Does the other side of the opening look about the same as what we see here?
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Ah, that's why you meant by 2 heights and widths.. The drywall edge is another 2 1/2, width is the same. I actually want to saw that so I can nail jamb there too. That should be easier though. After removing that drywall edge, I should be able to pry the "drywall jamb" strip and get access to the stud.

And yes, the other side looks exactly the same.
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I have been told that some of the standard door sizes we have are not always the same nation wide so with that I would say if not buy your new doors go look and measure them.

4 ft bi-fold doors usually come as 2 2 ft sets that meat in the middle. If they need to be cut down to fit the best is to remove all the hinges and cut the same amount out of the center. The outside top and bottoms are drilled for hardware so cutting those edges would screw up the swivel.

But yes it can be done and your idea of removing the drywall and replacing it with wood will work but as they are just walls going straight back the front corner bead might just be all that needs removing and add wood out front and across the top.
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Assuming it won't cause issues with the new doors fit, I've painted a lot of casing where they just nailed up casing over the finished drywall [no jamb] Once painted it 'looks' almost the same as wood.
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Assuming it won't cause issues with the new doors fit, I've painted a lot of casing where they just nailed up casing over the finished drywall [no jamb] Once painted it 'looks' almost the same as wood.
That is what they do here to. they just leave the corner bead off and dress the front with wood or what have you.
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Around here they leave the corner bead in place. It's an 'upgrade' from the drywall return with no casing. I think a wood jamb looks better but when it's not my house or money .....
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Around here they leave the corner bead in place. It's an 'upgrade' from the drywall return with no casing. I think a wood jamb looks better but when it's not my house or money .....
A wood jamb works with a normal cut out door but when they have the wall going straight back like this with the drywall, just hang the door back 1 3/4" and add 1x2 in front of that and then trim. The corner bead would just throw the fit out or maybe not.
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The cased out drywall returns I've dealt with were always cased out after the fact. The casing was just used to give the appearance of a trimmed out opening. With the door removed you'd draw a straight line with the trim paint. With the door shut it looked good and even with the door open it was difficult to spot the transition.
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The cased out drywall returns I've dealt with were always cased out after the fact. The casing was just used to give the appearance of a trimmed out opening. With the door removed you'd draw a straight line with the trim paint. With the door shut it looked good and even with the door open it was difficult to spot the transition.
Yeah like that.
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