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Old 03-28-2007, 11:14 AM  
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Worst case scenario, you can custom build new door jambs the appropriate width. I say worst because it's the most work, but would probably be the best end result.

You could also reinstall the jam flush to the drywall face in one room and put a 3/4" x 1-1/8" filler in on the other side instead of filling both sides with a 5/8" piece.



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Old 03-30-2007, 01:09 PM  
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it sounds like you removed the door and casing completely right you don't have to put it back in the exact spot unless the flooring is a factor you could save yourself the hassle of fixing two sides if you just move the door closer to one side and fill in the other with a larger piece more material to work with means easier to anchor down my house has lathe finish and someone installed a new door and trim I took the trim off and used mud to meet up to the door frame used a planner to cut back on the shims holding the door casing and hid it all behind mud it takes a lot of time to get it to look invisible but end result was back to original of the house which had no moldings around the wall just the flat surface base board the lathe sits on. not having the molding made putting cabinets etc against the wall a lot cleaner looking too. you might also try using drywall corner protector just to make it look nice rather than a rough edge you can get a 90 degree or a bevelled edge the original lathe here was beveled with no trim and the trim added later ends at a 45 degree cut at the base of each door no door casing just the bevel



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Old 04-06-2007, 05:33 PM  
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Thanks for all your suggestions so far, but as I said, I must be really dumb, because I don't know what all of you are talking about. Maybe with this you can see what I am saying.

One other thing, in that picture when I say cover the door frame with plywood, I am actually talking about covering the door frame and the drywall on both sides. I think I have seen something called luanne that is really thin that I could use, but it will make my door about 1/2 inch narrower. And then I would have to nail the trim back on really carefully so the edge of the plywood is not exposed too.

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Old 04-07-2007, 06:49 AM  
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I still think this is your best bet for this.

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Old 04-07-2007, 09:17 AM  
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Your drywall should have never been extended over the frame.
That's where your drywall job went horribly wrong.
What Daryl is illustrating is exactly how carpenters have been solving this situation for longer than any of us have been alive.
Cut that drywall back off of your door jambs and then see what you need.

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Old 04-08-2007, 07:17 AM  
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OK I think I have it now. I still had it in my mind that I needed to cover the entire surface of the door frame with thin wood to cover up everything. Then cut the width of the door, etc,etc,,, I see now what all of you have been trying to tell me. Thank you for your patience and time in getting this worked out!

Now I just need to get some of the old oak trim I scavenged from an old house being torn down, clean it a bit and cut it to fit under the existing trim. Except for the door trim I have had many compliments about my work, even from the inspector for the city, he says I have retained the original flavor of the home and brought it up to todays standards without destroying its original charm. And the appraisal on it went from 65,000 when I started it to 153,000 with only 30,000 invested and a lot of my own energy.

As for the horrible drywall job,,,,,,I don't think it is all that bad, for someone who spent about 30,000 for remodeling and not one penny went to another person, all of the expenditures went for material. I did it all myself. That's why I am here, to find remedies, and that is why this place exists, for the do-it-yourselfer who maybe does not have all the money that you must have. I try to do everything myself and if I don't know or have doubts I try to educate myself on the proper way to do things. Like coming here for answers. That way I can do more with the few dollars I do have to spend.

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I guess I need to apologize to Tool Guy,,, It just hit me wrong and I felt that you were being critical of my work without seeing it, just from reading about a mistake.

I am sorry I went off the deep end on you!

I do realize that you are in the business to help homeowners with their needs, but I would not have very much if I had to pay someone else to do all my wish list holds. Somehow I have managed to remodel a house, I do my own electrical work (I am an electrician by trade so there are very few mistakes there), I do my own landscaping, and even when needed am not a bad mechanic on my own vehicles and lawn mowers, (with a little help from the folks at the parts store). (completely tore down a motor and transmission and rebuilt them both, what a project, but I did it and still drive the truck today).

I guess my Daddy was the same way and he passed some of that stubborness on to me. I just hate to pay someone else to do anything that I am able to do, even if I have to ask for ways to do it . He said if I had lived during the depression I would understand it all, I am glad I didn't, but I do think I understand about getting the most for my hard earned money. A lot of my friends today just go ahead and get anything done by someone else because they don't want to do it themselves, I call it laziness that has invaded our country. We have abandonded the pioneer spirit that makes us want to do something even if it is out of our comfort zone. Enough of my soapboxing, just wanted to do this:

Again, I apologize for my previous ranting to you!!!

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Your rant is fine.
I didn't intend to insinuate that your drywall was all bad.
But the drywall still should never have been run on top of the door jambs.
It can be cut in the same pioneering spirit and made right.
It's not a big deal, the solution is simple for those of us who do this every day.
Cut the drywall back and it will be far easier to fix.
I do have to agree with Bobby_M though, new jambs may the best route in this case.
Adding strips to the edge of the trim can be a bit tedious.
When you decide how to fix the doors, let us know how you did it, post a pic if you can.

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Thanks for this info. As inexperenced remodelers, we managed to place drywall over the old slat board walls to create the same problem descibed here, at the front door. I will try this.

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Old 05-21-2008, 12:42 PM  
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Before you tell me I did the drywall wrong, I really know that for a fact. we bought a house for $11,000 and have made more than our share of mistakes. But at this price we could afford them. this was a great first time remodeling job.



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