door casing question - Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 Old 04-30-2014, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Yellowknife, NT
Posts: 2
View Ashley Drew's Photo Album My Photos
door casing question

Hi everyone,

I'm a new member, first post. I'm planning on replacing all my baseboard and casings. I'm thinking of going craftsman style pretty much exactly as shown in this youtube video with perhaps 3 1/2 inch casings. Plinth blocks at the bottom and maybe 6 or 7 inch baseboards.

A lot of the doors in my place are scrunched up close to adjacent walls which does not leave room for a full 3 1/2 inch casing. The fellow that made the video already answered my question about what to do in that case. He says to just rip them to fit the available space and they will still look just fine. As shown in the picture I took, I have one area where there are two doors very close to each other.

I'm wondering how to handle this. The total space to the corner is only just 3 1/2 inches. The casings would butt into each other and there would be no small strip of wall left in between. I'm thinking this would not look good. Is there a good solution to this, perhaps some kind of extra trim pieces that would make it look okay?

Thanks for any help. I know the devil is in the details so I'm trying to get everything figured out before I start.
Attached Images
Ashley Drew is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 Old 04-30-2014, 04:55 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Illinois
Posts: 697
View mako1's Photo Album My Photos
If you have to do it that way with wide casing and small corner,miter the casing so you have the same amount and same profile left at the adjoining corner.
mako1 is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 04-30-2014, 07:24 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: troy ny
Posts: 6
View mike9's Photo Album My Photos
I have the same style trim and I butted the case together and at the top I mitered the profile pieces . I will try to post a pic of the one I just finished.

Last edited by mike9; 04-30-2014 at 07:31 PM.
mike9 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #4 of 5 Old 04-30-2014, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Yellowknife, NT
Posts: 2
View Ashley Drew's Photo Album My Photos
Thanks, I'm thinking that is what I will end up doing also. So it will be as if the casing and head casing turns the corner and continues with the other door? A picture would be great.
Ashley Drew is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 06-30-2014, 03:50 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Western Washington
Posts: 26
View ronbergley's Photo Album My Photos
Yes Ashley that is what Mike is saying. No other way to really do it.

ronbergley is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Beveled miter on door casing ejordan Trim Carpentry & Built-Ins 49 09-06-2013 08:37 AM
Cutting Door Casing 45 degrees glg54 Trim Carpentry & Built-Ins 36 04-09-2013 08:36 PM
Best Joint for a Door Casing Herbwood Joinery 1 08-24-2011 11:44 PM
Mission style interior door casing chadchiro General Woodworking Discussion 3 11-17-2010 10:53 AM
Groove on back side of door casing davej77 Trim Carpentry & Built-Ins 4 08-29-2010 07:25 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome