Door casing help

Old 03-20-23, 12:31 PM
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Door casing help

This is what I found at my father in laws Florida home that was Reno’d after a flood. Obviously a movie carpenter did the work.

I can’t move the vanity anymore. How would you resolve or shape the casing to look better? Luckily he left an extra piece.

Old 03-20-23, 12:42 PM
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Well that looks horrible, but trimming that is nearly the impossible dream. The vanity should never be where it is in relation to the casing. You would need to either scribe it with a scribing compass/jig or use some pattern tracing jigs to transfer the complex shapes to your new piece.

You'd hold the new piece up next to the jamb, then make a couple critical marks on it... such as top of counter... bottom of counter... top and bottom of fillet moulding and plinth moulding... and then go from there.

You'd measure the width at the top and bottom of anything flat to makle sure there is no taper, or if there is so that you can match it. You'd make those measurements to the inside edge of the door jamb (which will be too wide) and test fit it. then once the trim fits closer, you'd likely want to scribe it again... this time more accurately. Then cut it again and test fit it again. Repeat as necessary. The goal would be for a precise fit so that the edge of the casing can then be caulked and painted.

This is a case of cut twice, or three times... not just once.
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I can’t move the vanity anymore
I'd see about unscrewing the vanity and sliding it over a 1/2" so a full piece of casing can be used and then add a filler between the top and the wall. A piece of wood painted with wall should be good enough.
Old 03-20-23, 10:46 PM
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That needs to be in one of those posts where they show all the remodel hacks!

And to think someone looked at that when they were all done and said, Yep, looks good!

Assuming the vanity cant be moved your stuck making the mess look better, Get one of these contour gauges, has to give you something better than that!


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