I was starting to install casing on my doors and while positioning the board I realized the door latch is going to contact the casing (1x4 craftsman) before the strike plate. The solutions I've found are extended strike plates or chisel/route the trim. Anything else I'm missing? I see 1x4 used a lot in casing but I couldn't find anyone talking about this issue. I wonder if my door latch (Schlage) is extra long.
I approxmated the lengths of two sizes of extended strike plates I can order. Any idea on what size would look/function the best? I was thinking the smaller would not flex and I can get a 3/16" reveal. The longer extends beyond the trim but could flex some.
Update I wrote more in detail about the problem and solution here http://newyuma.blogspot.com/2015/11/craftsman-trim-and-extended-strike.html