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

Posted by ilmbg (My Page) on
Mon, Dec 3, 12 at 9:47

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'....?


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

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

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

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!


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