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Converting exterior door frame trim to interior

Converting exterior door frame trim to interior


Old 04-30-18, 08:05 AM
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Converting exterior door frame trim to interior

We have a back porch that is nearly completed with conversion into a room.

The external door leading into the room seems to have some trim that is meant for external use and has no way to put drywall behind it, and drywall is hung already.

Is there a way to remove this external trim and convert it to internal trim?
Old 04-30-18, 09:02 AM
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A pic or two would be helpful.
Normally the woodwork would be removed, the jambs extended to the drywall and then the new trim installed over the drywall.
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Or you can put an "L" molding or "J" mold on the edge of the drywall or if it is deep enough make a return and put corner bead on and finish it.
Show us what you have.
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I assume the trim you are talking about is brick moulding, which is either installed by the factory onto the outside of exterior doors or comes with it for install after the door. Remove the brick moulding, and make a jamb extension as mentioned earlier on a table saw to the proper thickness. Go find a couple of clean white pine studs and cut them down to the size you need, avoiding any knots, then install casing as usual.

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