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Forum topic by carguy460 posted 03-23-2013 04:49 PM 2089 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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carguy460

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03-23-2013 04:49 PM

Not too sure where I should post this, so I’ll throw it in the off topic section…

I’m refinishing a basement room, and I’ve run into an issue. The old walls of the room were 1/4” paneling, which I removed and replaced with 1/2” drywall. The door for said room was not removed or repositioned, which leaves the door jamb 1/4” away from being flush with my drywall. How can I install trim/moulding around the door without there being a noticeable gap?

Maybe this picture helps?

If I was making my own molding I would just cut a rabbet out to accept the drywall, but I’m not planning to make my own trim for this room…

Oh, and caulk is not an answer as I would like to stain the trim, not paint it…

So…experts…any ideas?

-- Jason K


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#1 posted 03-23-2013 05:32 PM

Don’t know if there’s a way to achieve a seamless all solid wood finished door trim job there with zero additional cost and minimal time. Cheap and fast: add to existing jamb 1/4”+ of trim/shims all around (use the leftover panelling if available), hand plane/file/sand down flush and install final trim/moulding of your/customer’s choice then stain/protect is all I can suggest.

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#2 posted 03-23-2013 05:46 PM

Maybe install quarter round around the perimeter?

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#3 posted 03-23-2013 07:09 PM

Due to my constant remodeling of my condo.. I have encountered this as well.. after I replaced a door frame with the best figrued cherry boards to match my hallway, then remodeled the bathroom… arg.. I did what James101 suggested.

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#4 posted 03-23-2013 07:30 PM

Thanks guys…redsled, that had crossed my mind, as did James’ idea. I just didn’t know if that was legit and would work…and I hadn’t though of quarter round…hmmm…

So it looks like I’m not the first to do this…I think I may use a combo of James and sled’s plan. I don’t know what molding I’m using just yet, but I think the shim and notch plan may be best…and if it looks like crap, quarter round will save the day!

Thanks again guys!

-- Jason K

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#5 posted 03-23-2013 08:37 PM

Just add a jamb extension. Rip a piece similar to the door jamb. Finish the edge butting to the door similar to what the door jamb is. Think of it almost like a mini v groove and fasten it to the door. I’d use small finish nails. Nail your trim up like you normally would.

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#6 posted 03-23-2013 09:22 PM

Jamb extension…thats a term that makes perfect sense to describe what I’m trying to do! Seems like everyone had the same general idea. Thanks again guys!

-- Jason K

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#7 posted 03-24-2013 05:00 AM

carguy460, yes it’s called a jamb extention. usally 11/16” thick, if it’s an interior jamb. you just butt up against jamb, but hold back a 1/4” from jamb edge to leave a reveal. now this piece should be flush with sheet rock.then apply your standard trim, as normal.

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