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  1. Carpentry
    Hello, I'm turning a room into a gym and need to install two interior doors to keep the kids out. I'm attempting to use prehung doors in finished openings/walkthroughs that don't currently have doors. It appears the doors are about 1 inch too tall for the opening...door is 81.75" and opening is...
  2. Windows and Doors
    I have a 1950's bathroom with a window in the shower. The stool and bottom of the casing has rotted inside and I'd like to replace it with vinyl, to prevent rotting again. I've located the vinyl trim but I can't seem to find a vinyl or composite stool. I thought about just skipping the stool...
  3. Carpentry
    I have 2 openings (pass-throughs? no doors on either, so I'm trying to avoid calling them doorways) from my kitchen. One is 3ft wide, the other is 4 ft. The difference between everything I've Googled and my openings is that for each, one side of the opening is a plain, flat wall. That is, one...
  4. Carpentry
    Hello, I'm trying to trim/case a passageway from my dining room into the living room. The problem is that it, the passageway, is the corner of the room. If you imagine your in a box cut off a corner and walla there is the doorway that needs to be trimmed out. My great grandfather built the house...
  5. Carpentry
    We have a 32" doorway that we'd like to trim. I was wondering if there is a product that has all of the components as a single unit? So the jamb and the casings would be a single unit. My vision is the piece would 'slide' on like a cap. If not, any suggestions for kits for the jambs and...
  6. Interior Decorating
    Hello Everyone, We’re struggling with our molding. Currently, all the interior doors are white and we had white base and casing molding around everything. All of the molding had to be replaced as it was on top of a carpet that no longer exists and the casing molding was/is in poor...
  7. Windows and Doors
    I have been looking everywhere and am starting to feel like I might be crazy. I'm looking for prehung interior doors that don't have trim already installed. The only doors I've seen come with the standard window/door trim but we will be building a home with more craftsman trim. I don't want...
  8. Carpentry
    I recently purchased a home that had horribly installed trim throughout the entire house. It wasn't level, didn't go the floor, huge gaps and no caulking. I tore it all out and am in the process of selecting new trim. For all the doors and entryways, I want to go with flat 1x4 casing on the...
  9. Carpentry
    I bought an entry door at an auction with a 6 9/16" extension jamb. Non refundable, non returnable. Unfortunately, my house was framed with 2by4s, so the extension jamb is too wide for my existing door frame. We are in the middle of a major remodel- adding a second story and widening the...
  10. Painting
    I have a customer who is suffering from powder post beetles and needs some trim replaced. He calls it a bleached oak look and said the last guy he used mixed paint and varnish together to get duplicate the look on new pieces. I have not experimented with this yet mostly because upon research I...
  11. Building & Construction
    I'm looking to put new casing and baseboard in my house and am wondering who to buy it from to get the best price? I'm assuming a place like Home Depot or Lowes is going to be way more expencive than other places. I have seen people get random lengths, is that the way to go?
  12. Carpentry
    I have new white vinyl windows and will be using hickory for the window stools and casings. The poll is if anyone thinks it will look ok or will look bad if I used painted white jamb extensions instead of hickory. This will (a) match the windows and (b) save me quite a bit of money. FYI I would...
  13. Carpentry
    We are in the planning stages of a basement renovation and are trying to figure out what we can do to make the windows look more finished and cozy. The windows are ground level in the city, so we need privacy as an option, but also want the option to be able to see out/bring light in. There...
  14. Carpentry
    We recently decided to upgrade the moulding in our home. Base from 3.5" to 6" & casing from 2.25" to 3.5". The problem I have is that a few of the doors were hung so close to a corner that the 3.5" casing won't fit. I could replace some of the doors with smaller ones, but for others this would...
  15. Remodeling
    We have 2 doorways in the living room that go to the kitchen and a hallway. Originally when the house was built, there were doors there, but they were removed by the previous owners and there are some unsightly jambs there right now. I'm in the process of retrimming the base and door casings...
  16. Carpentry
    Hi everyone, and thanks, in advance, for ANY help you can offer! :thumbup: Long story short, the 'contractors' that installed my new windows, did NOT measure and cut down the casings to fit the width of the wall beFORE intalling.. as a result, I am left (after firing them for many bad...
  17. General DIY Discussions
    I am putting siding on the project house and have noticed a very annoying/ frustrated thing about the nails.... well more specifically the plastic stuff that keeps the nail magazine together for easy loading into my Dewalt Framing Nail gun (Siding requires galvanized nails 3"). Almost every...
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