Casing around doorway with no door.

Old 07-21-13, 12:20 PM
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Casing around doorway with no door.

Hello all, I hope you can give me some advice. I have replaced the base moulding and all door casings to the exterior of the doors to the bedrooms after I painted all of the walls. How do you think it would look if I were to put a casing around the doorway from living room to kitchen. There is no door. And, should I keep the usual 1/4" from the edge like I would around a typical doorway, or put the casing flush to the edge.

Thanks, Mike.
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No door is not a problem. Installing a jamb will make it look a lot nicer than just drywall.
Old 07-21-13, 01:46 PM
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Well....first of the trim painted or stained. Were you going to install a jamb as mentioned earlier or just frame the opening leaving the wall material exposed inside the opening?
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The door opening would be trimmed out just like if there was a door there .... but minus the door and the door stop. A small reveal at the casing/jamb always looks best and if it paints - makes it a lot easier to caulk the gap.

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