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post #1 of 21 Old 09-09-2010, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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2 doors meet at corner

Just bought a house a few months ago and am now at trim work and am stuck at this spot. I have a bedroom door maybe 2-3in from the corner and on that wall is a linen closet that is maybe 1in from the the corner. I can't find anywhere information on how to make this look right. The previous homeowner tried to do it and failed terribly and I want to get it right. I just am not sure at all what to do in this situation. THanks!
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post #2 of 21 Old 09-09-2010, 11:00 PM
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You need to rip the mouldings to fit. Most likely put the narrow one up first.
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Hi khoelle
I have a couple of thoughts and questions, how wide is the linen closet door and or opening? If you can go down one size on the door, for instance, if the linen closet door happens to be a 2/0 then you could replace it with a 1/8 door. Of course this depends on how wide your door casing is. If you have 2 1/4 inch casing then dropping the 2 inches in door size might not quite cover the rough framed door opening, however in this case you could rip a 2 x 6 down to 4 1/2 inches that is assuming you have half-inch sheetrock on both sides of the opening at which point you can place it at the inside corner and if necessary tape and mud the joint between the sheetrock and the 2x. Of course you can throw all of this out the window if your linen closet door opening is already very small. But this could be a solution to your problem. Keep us posted to let us know how things work out. Is always happy woodworking.
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after i get home for work today Ill go and get a more precise measuring. pretty sure the bedroom door is just a regular 32in but the linen closet is smaller maybe 18-24in
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A picture would make it easier to make a suggestion. It would show what you have, what was done, and what is objectionable about the way it was done.






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theres a picture. the linen door is 18in and is 1.5in from the corner the bedroom door is 32in and is 2in from the corner.

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The passage door is the dominant fixture. From looking at the picture, the closet trim looks pretty large, and the gap makes it more obvious.

I would use a trim not as thick for the closet, and make a good fitting joint in the corner. I may make a tapered profile on the outer edge of the closet trim, so more of the passage door trim is visible.






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I have something similar in my house which is 2008 new construction. I'll try and get a picture of how it looks in my house, it will give you an idea on how a finish carpenter handled it.
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Welcome to the forum.

Offsite photo links are not permitted - uploaded your door for you but you can find out how to do it yourself here. Holler at me or one of the other mods if you have any trouble.

When I saw your title "Two doors meet at a corner . . . . " I was expecting a punch line. Sounds like a joke Cabinetman would tell.




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For one thing

The top casings are at different height which adds to the problem. I'd wrap the passage door casing around the corner at that height. and miter the inside intersection. I'd then butt the vertical passage and closet door casings into the bottom of the horizontal casing. I'd minimize the profiles and just use flat stock for the verticals, for a cleaner look. There is way too much goin' on in that corner! bill
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The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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When I saw your title "Two doors meet at a corner . . . . " I was expecting a punch line. Sounds like a joke Cabinetman would tell.

Nooooo. It's two doors walked into a bar...






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Nooooo. It's two doors walked into a bar...

Well see, that's why I like to leave the jokes to you. But give me one more chance: Three strings walk into a bar. The first string says to the bartender . . . . . .

Never mind I'm hijacking and it's not my - ahem! . . . thread.








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It's knot my thread either! However you join the tops, I like the flat stock for verticals Bill suggested, and thinner stuff on the closet side.
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So.... two mushrooms walk into a bar...

*nevermind*

the closet head casing needs to be taller so that both door's top casing finish at the same height whether you use plainer verticals or profiled

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Nooooo. It's two doors walked into a bar...









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You got me laughing on that one!!!
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Here are a couple pictures of our hallway with a similar set-up. It looks like the door on the side of the hallway has its trim behind the one at the end.

I guess you'll have to turn your head to look at the first picture.
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Not sure how much trouble you want to go through to change this, but have you considered (will the closet allow) making the opening narrower? Remove the trim, fir out the corner side of the closet so that you can install a full case? Good luck.
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well its done. Ill take pictures sometime soon. Close to finally moving in so very busy between actual work and work on the house!
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The original plan or build was un-proffesional.In "trim" world it is considered REALLY bad ju-ju to rip trim in the manner posted above.The original build should have seen the "minor" door slightly moved so as to not interfere with the major opening.Architects are partly to blame.....you should strive to design such that,"every door has a home".IOW's doors aren't swinging into each other.Stock plans.....plans derived from books......thrown up sub-division houses usually don't get the special attention to this detail.

I would move minor door to allow full trim.Trim inside the closet can get wacked,unmercifully to achieve a proper outside look.BW
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