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post #1 of 12 Old 03-12-2013, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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Pocket door

Casing my first pocket door. I had to shim the jamb to even out the gap when the door is closed.

I am planning on using craftsman style trim, with 3" wide vertical pieces.

What is the typical size for the horizontal piece on top of the door frame and what is the common overhang when using this method?

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post #2 of 12 Old 03-12-2013, 10:38 PM
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A lot of it is up to you.
1/2" overhanging each side is typical.
3-1/2" casing with 4-1/2" header looks good.
Making the header 1/8" thicker is also a nice look.

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Some ideas here

http://images.search.yahoo.com/searc...tyle+door+trim

http://www.houzz.com/craftsman-trim

My house is "uncraftsman", basically the jambs project into the room 1/2", no casing. Real pure and simple, but the drywall must be very close. I do love the Greene and Greene style though.

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First...start by throwing the pocket door in the garbage. Then we can talk
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Finished product.
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I'm glad to see you finished it and it looks pretty good.
My only critique would be that the bead just above the door should be thinner than the top header piece.
With the two being the same thickness like you did, the top trim looks too minimal and the lower bead looks too heavy.

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I think it came out looking nice.





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Thanks - the top is 3/4" and the bottom is 1/2" thick. The angle and distance may not show the slight difference.
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nice job. biggest problem i have is getting the jambs to line up even with the "hanging" door. plumb! fyi i screw in my top jamb pieces (last) making them removable in case neeed to access track.
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That's a good idea!
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A lot of it is up to you.
1/2" overhanging each side is typical.
3-1/2" casing with 4-1/2" header looks good.
Making the header 1/8" thicker is also a nice look.
Yeah, wider header looks the best. Thicker header looks good to. even 1/4" thicker.

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I haven't seen the header style that you did before. It looks great.

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