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Old 04-22-2009, 02:51 PM  
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Default Finishing closet opening with drywall or mdf

I'm in the final stages of completing a closet remodel in my master bedroom. I've framed the opening with 2x4s and have hung the drywall on the both outside and inside walls. My question concerns the best way to finish the jamb opening of the closet which will have mirrored sliding doors installed.

Should I finish the jamb side of the opening with drywall or should I put something more ridged like an mdf door jamb on there. I kind of like the idea of having something more ridged on there, but I am not sure if it is necessary. If I go this route, I'll have a few more questions on the best way to finish it.

Either way, I want to end up with a trimless opening around the doors with no trim or jambs exposed, just a uniform wall look.

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Old 04-22-2009, 07:21 PM  
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Welcome Jon:
I would recommend a wood jamb of 1 X 6 trim grade wood with a 1/4" projection past the drywall. It will give you something to finish to and will stand up to the mirror/doors banging it.
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:11 AM  
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I like that option best because it provides a solid door jamb for the doors to bang against as you say. My question is about finishing it off.

Would I apply the bullnose bead over the corner joint where the drywall and mdf meet and then mud it up as normal?

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Yes, that is correct.

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