making a door jam 'smoother' for barn type sliding door

ilmbgDecember 3, 2012

I am wanting to change my closet door to a 'sliding barn door' style. Currently, with the trim off, the door frame is exposed with the drywall about 1 " from the edge, plus the wood part of the frame showing. I assume I need to make this all drywall??
Without having little 'strips' of drywall at both sides of the door, and the 5" piece that runs on the 'interior' of the frame, how do I get a plain, smooth look?
(I almost need a 'cap', that is 7' tall!
HELP!!
Thanks
I want the sliding door because it is a door jam in that corner....
I found 'Johnson Door' products that I can use, then make some sort of decorated 'hinge'....?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
weedyacres

We left the casing on (or more accurately, we trimmed out the doors, as they were new openings). The doors clear the trim.

    Bookmark   December 3, 2012 at 5:34PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ilmbg

weedy- Thanks, the door moldings have been a worry to me. I have been thinking that the door would not clear if they were left on. I like the look of more modern/no casing, but that will be another day/another house...
I am relieved to know the sliding door will pass over the moldings.
Thank you
OH- your home looks very nice- light, clean colors!

    Bookmark   December 4, 2012 at 7:57AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Kitchen cabinet rankings- middle of the line
We are redoing my kitchen. It is 11x13. I saw a ranking...
Jessica Galvin
Moving window vertically
Hello - we are purchasing a house and trying to think...
bethanympuku
Pocket door questions
I am considering a butler's pantry/scullery addition...
rockybird
Dog Grooming/Bathing Station, show me your pictures, please
I really need to include a bathing/grooming area in...
thbennet
Quartzite vs granite countertops
We are building a house. I have always wanted to use...
libby-momsy
Sponsored Products
Oro Swag Flat Round Canopy Pendant
Lightology
Chrome Finish Metal Towel Bathroom Quilt 3-Bar Rack Stand
Overstock.com
Dark Espresso Modern Entryway Table
$109.99 | zulily
Avenue Complete Wall Sconce
Lightology
Porcelain Floor & Wall Tile: Daltile Flooring Yacht Club Sea Anchor 6 in. x 24
$3.59 | Home Depot
Bulova Hartwick Solid Wood Wall Clock - 14W x 30H in. - C4331
$303.10 | Hayneedle
Libbey Stemless 16.75-oz Red Wine Glasses (Pack of 12)
Overstock.com
Elegant Designs Lamps 3-Piece Antique Brass Lamp Set LC1001-ABS
$99.99 | Home Depot
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™