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Door Casing

Great Simple Technique You Can Use When Installing Jambs and Other Woodwork

Great Simple Technique You Can Use When Installing Jambs and Other Woodwork

Sometimes the mother of invention is not having the right knowledge, materials, or skills. Over the years I have done a number of projects from new home construction and large remodels to small dry rot repairs, I have many times invented short cuts to get the job done. Door jambs, window jambs, window sills, moldings casing, just about any project that requires you to make minute adjustments for a quality fit is a candidate for my system. For jambs to look good they must be level, plumb, square, flat, true, and most of the time the finish carpenter will use shims to attain this end result. The rough carpenter or framer just got the opening close to size, close to being square, close as in horse shoes and chain saw work. Of course wet green lumber shrinks and twists making the finish job even more important and difficult. OK here goes, for a window jamb start with the top board, cut it to length so it fits between the framing studs, hold it in place temporarily and see how it looks, and how parallel it looks to the window, and most importantly how thick the shims would need to be at each end and middle. Hold it up with a level just for kicks to see how far off things are. Now using appropriate length dry wall screws, place a row of screws into the rough framing at each end and middle areas where you plan to put in the finish nails. I know right now you may be scratching your head, just keep reading. The screws should be set straight and penetrate the wood at least ¾” or more. Keep reading. Sink the screws so the heads stick out about the thickness of the aforementioned shims. Now try fitting your jamb board again, only this time the board will be floating against the screw heads. Note the high and low screw heads, remove the jamb board and make minor height adjustments by turning the drywall screws in or out. Keep repeating the process until the jamb board rests exactly where you want it. Ok by now you should get the idea of using a row of screws to support and locate your jambs. Let’s fast forward so you will avoid a mistake. When you finally finish nail the jamb in place you must locate your nails right next to an opposing screw. If you don’t, you risk warping or pulling the board out of place. So this means when setting your adjustable drywall screws keep in mind where you will be placing your finish nails. To hammer this point home, it also means there is a good possibility you may drive or shoot your finish nails right into the head of a supporting screw. Forewarned is forearmed. Using this system you can work your way down the sides and finally do the bottom jamb. I have found the top and side jambs only need support at each end and once in the middle, bigger windows, say four feet or more will need more screw shimming. Of course flimsy composite wood will need more mores of screw shims because it does not span the distance a piece of ¾” oak spans. The bottom jamb should be well supported, you can test deflection it by pushing with your hands. You can use this same technique any where you would use shims. Using much heavier screws I have supported aluminum door sills. Another place where this technique is very handy is when installing wood base where the drywall is not structurally sound or simply missing. A few well placed long screws behind the base can turn a trimming nightmare into a sound good looking finish job. John 2010
Trip Talk USA

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