I have a couple of solid wood door slabs and wanted to install them into a casing that is weatherstrip friendly. Split door jamb casings don't seem to be compatible with this design, so I figured I'd make my own casings. Based on the measurements of my existing exterior doors, it looks like it has a 1x5 for frame and 1x3 for the jamb. Has anyone done this themselves and is it as straightforward to construct as I'm imagining (plus the latch hole and mortising the hinge of course)?
The parts you are looking to cobble together, are already cut to the proper profile for an exterior door jamb on the shelves of the big box stores. The aluminum/wood sills are there too. The jamb is cut and ready to receive the typical weatherstripping used these days. here is a link to the product at one store