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03:57AM | 06/26/03
Member Since: 02/12/03
19 lifetime posts
I have a number of roughed-in doors that I'll need to create jambs - the dimensions are too odd for standard prefab door frames. I understand from a conceptual standpoint how to make the frame, but want to know what kind of wood do I use for the jamb stock. Thanks for any input.


05:01PM | 06/30/03
Member Since: 12/27/02
543 lifetime posts
Too many variables... interior, exterior, paint grade, stain grade, applied stop, intergral stop, weather stripping.. the list goes on.

I'm assuming that's why no answer... but I'll throw poplar at you, it's stable & takes paint well....

Then again I would just go buy the blank stock if I were doing it. With the integral stop I like the extra "meat" (other than a simple 3/4 routered back w/applied stop) and make it any width or height needed.

You've probably figured that one out by now anyhooo

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