the good old days

Old 02-22-08, 12:10 PM
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the good old days

I am looking for articals on installing a door with out trim iam also looking for artiicals on makiing your own door jams and anything that can show jigs on where to rout for hinges
Old 02-22-08, 04:38 PM
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by no trim, are you referring to no casing around the door? the door casing isn't complicated. it is your door, you can place it anywhere you like in the frame as long as it will open(which kind of limits it huh?). starting point for hinges: 7 in. from top; 12 in. from bottom; one 1/2 way if needed. door stop is necessary to seal and latch door.
Old 02-22-08, 05:09 PM
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Sears use to, still may, sell a simple metal template/guide that was literally tacked to the door and then the jamb. You use a router with collar to do the mortise.

I've made lots interior door jambs out of "One-bys" usually 1X6 or what ever is closest to the wall thickness. I just use a circular saw with a rip guide.

I have also made exterior door,jams using "5/4-bys" and "2-bys". 2-bys will usually not work in an existing opening. For a stop strip I use a "1-by" riped to the distance from the edge of the jamb to the closed door. When trimmed out this looks almost like a milled stop. I usually do this when I feel a treated jamb is needed. There can though be some shrinkage with treated wood.

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