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02-20-02, 08:17 PM   #1  
Door Jam Moulding

I recently framed 2 walls - One with 2 x 4's, the other with 2 x 6's. I wish to place Bifold doors on each wall. The Bifold doors do not come "prehung" with a Jam. I was able to find Jam Moulding specifically for the purpose of framing a door for the 2 x 4 wall - the dimension of the moulding is 4 9/16 inches wide - sized to accomodate 1/2 inch sheet rock on each side. This worked perfectly. The problem is I was not able to find Jam moulding designed to accomodate the 2 x 6 wall. It would have to be approximately 6 1/2 inches wide if it was to be able to cover the 2 x 6's and leave about 1/2 inch on each side to accomodate sheetrock. I only checked Home Depot. Do they make such type of Jam moulding? I plan to check lumbar yards. If not I'll have to cut some larger wood to size but it would make life easier if I didn't have too. Thanks.

 
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02-21-02, 08:53 AM   #2  
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Try a good lumber yard first. You may wind up making your own which is not that hard to do.

 
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02-21-02, 10:00 AM   #3  
I tried numerous lumber yards with no luck. Would have to be special ordered. I'll probably just make it myself.

 
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02-21-02, 06:03 PM   #4  
You might want to use MDF to make the jambs.
Hope this helps

 
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02-22-02, 06:08 AM   #5  
What is MDF?

 
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02-24-02, 11:03 AM   #6  
MDF is an acronym for Medium Density Fibre board. It's used in a lot of applications to machine custom mouldings and fittings that are to be painted. It comes in various thicknesses in a 4' X 8' sheet

Another possibility (albeit expensive) would be 5/4 board (a true 1 inch thick) that can be ripped to the proper width.

As Dave mentioned, making your own is not that difficult, and will be a lot less expensive than having them made.

 
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02-24-02, 01:51 PM   #7  
I made my own using several pieces of white pine. It went well & once painted and covered with molding it will work fine. Thanks for all the feedback.

 
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02-24-02, 03:17 PM   #8  
Bifold doors!!

Bifold doors only require a flat jam so it would be much more cost effective to make your own. Many independant yards offer a ripping service for a dollar or two........

 
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