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milbry18 03-16-2007 05:15 AM

Door Jabs wider than drywall
I remodeled my home by gutting all the horsehair plaster off my walls and ceiling. I redrywalled the walls and ceiling everthing is good, EXCEPT the new drywall isn't as thick as the old plaster was so therefore my door jabs stick out farther than the drywall. The door jams are not all sticking out the same amount either. I thought about cutting down the door jambs, but doubt I will get it even enough to look right. I am looking for suggestions for finishing around these doorways in order to make it look good. Thanks in advance Bryan!

glennjanie 03-16-2007 01:13 PM

Hello Bryan and Welcome to the Fourm:
First you need to shim behind the casings to fasten them solid to the wall. Then you could use some wood trim to cover the crack; maybe a 3/4" cove mould, 1-1/8" window stop, or even batten ( 3/16" thick by 1-1/2" wide like you cover joints in a plywood ceiling or wall with).

Square Eye 03-17-2007 08:33 AM

Or you could seal the crack with caulking. Clear caulking for stained casings, white or whatever color for painted casings.

milbry18 03-22-2007 11:29 AM

Can you post pics on this forum? I could get pictures of my door jambs and then you can see my issues more clearly.

glennjanie 03-22-2007 11:39 AM

Yes, you can post pictures; just click on the yellow and green mountain scene.

milbry18 03-22-2007 05:44 PM

Can't post pics!
I am trying to post my pictures but it says the pics are too big to post? What can I do?

Daryl in Nanoose 03-22-2007 09:30 PM

You need to download a program for resizing your pics. Here is the one i use
After you have installed the program open your saved photo through the program and go to the "Image" tool bar at the top and click it then go down the list till you find resize and open it. Then you can resie it from there. I think i use 600x400. Of course someone else could probably exsplain it better.

milbry18 03-23-2007 02:03 PM

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Here of the pics of the door jambs, any suggestions on how to trim around or over top of the wide jambs?

milbry18 03-23-2007 02:04 PM

more..... pics
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Here is the last picture, I think its crazy that you have to shrink your pics down this small to get them to upload!! I spend over 1 hour just to get 3 pics uploaded. I hope they aren't soo small you can't see them!

glennjanie 03-23-2007 05:19 PM

Hey Bryan:
My original answer is still good. I just thought you already had the casing nailed to the jamb.
You need to shim out on your walls to match the projection of the jambs. This can be accomplished by ripping strips to match up and place them from the jamb to match the back side of your casing; you may have to fine tune the strips with a plane. Paint the strips the same color as the walls and nail the casing to the jamb and the shim strips. The color will make them less noticeable and no one will know what happened but you. Thank you for the pictures, you did just fine.

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