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Ah yes, "caulk is your friend." Every good carpenter has a great painter in his hip pocket! However, if the jamb isn't set, I think you'll find you may get a better finshed product, with less trim work, by attaching (screwing) the jamb extender to the jamb prior to setting, thereby making it part of the unit. Leave the extension oversized to allow for ...


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I had a similar problem when I replaced my windows. I just sealed the opening with a foam sealer and added a finishing board on the inside of the stud and attached the molding to the finishing board I installed to close the gap between the window and the studs. The only problem you might have is if you want to match the original molding which now may not ...


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Yes, google "jamb extension", and you'll get plenty of instruction. The only quirk to watch for is that the width of the jamb extension will sometimes vary because the door/wall relationship isn't perfect. One approach is to exactly scribe the extension to the plane of the wall. This is time-consuming but pretty. If you have the jamb extension proud of ...



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