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post #1 of 4 Old 09-05-2019, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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Door Frame

I'm getting ready to paint and re-assemble the rotten door frame that I've been working on. I'm wondering if it would be a good idea to glue it. It will be square to the nth degree but sometimes you need flexibility when installing a door into a given opening. The opening is pretty square and plumb and I don't foresee any problems. We all know how that goes.

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post #2 of 4 Old 09-06-2019, 09:33 AM
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you answered your own question:
sometimes you need flexibility when installing a door into a given opening.

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post #3 of 4 Old 09-06-2019, 11:28 AM
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Door size VS opening .....

I tend to work closer than typical, when making a rough opening, allowing 1/4" on either side, sometimes a bit less. I don't use casings on the Craftsman style doors and openings because they don't look right to me. I just drywall right up to the jams as close as possible then run a bead of caulk.

So, if you glue up the jambs, there will be some flexibility, but not much. Obviously, the door will be square and the jams can be
pre-assembled or made in place.... I find it easier to pre-assemble them. If you chose to attach them in place, they should be plumb and allow for the door size in width. Depends on the style and whether there will be casings to cover the gaps.
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Skip the glue for jambs. A rebate and a couple screws work fine. If you mean casing (head to legs) then glue, clamps, pocket screws, biscuits or dominos all work better not using them.
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