Too much gap around door frame


Old 04-21-14, 09:23 PM
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Too much gap around door frame


I just recently installed hardwood, but I believe I cut too much gap around the door frame. I'm stalling baseboards with quarter rounds the room, but for some reason I had intended the door frame to include the quarter rounds, which I don't think would actually work. What should do to lessen the gap and properly install the door frame back on? Picture below.

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Old 04-22-14, 02:30 AM
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You want the casing and jamb to set on top of the flooring. Do you have any flooring left? I'd replace the short board that was ripped with one that is wider.
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Looks like you have two issues.
#1, That next to last board never should have been cut like that. A solid piece running all the way to the wall instead.
#2, I'm not seeing any expansion gap between the bottom plate and the hardwood in the top of the picture and to much at the bottom of the picture.
There's only going to be casing there not base and 1/4 rd. and it looks like your going to be looking at that gap once it's been installed.
Old 04-22-14, 03:44 AM
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I think he has a gap, Joe. I had to look twice, too that appears to be rosin paper on top of the flooring. Close ups aren't the best.

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