Door Casing trouble with non plumb walls
Hello all, I’m new to this forum but found through resesearch here that some folks may be able to help me with my specific question. I don’t do this professionally but have quite alot of experiance in working on houses with my father. So far i’ve helped him build 2, and have worked on numerous pieces of fine furnitire.
I’ve bought my own house now and am doing some major remodiling, and have ran into an issue that has literally stumped me and frustrated me to no end. The walls in this house are HORRIBLE! Not only out of plumb but seem actually bowed.
Problem #1 I built the jamb for a set of bifold doors by hand. The jamb is perfectly square, plumb, and level across the top. Doors open and close perfectly. But in order to get the jamb plumb i had to hang it passed the wall. 3/8″ in its worst spots. I’ve come to the conclusion that i’m going to cut the jamb either rout or plane it so that there will be much less of a gap behind my casing. My only concern was that in relation to the door which is plumb you’ll notice that jamb is not. This may just be picky, let me know your thoughts
Problem #2 I just hung a new kitchen door, same problem. But this time the part that i had to hang passed is the hinge side. Which doesn’t leave me the option of cutting the jamb becase then it will be short of the door itself. I literally don’t know what to do. I can’t “finesse” the wall with the sledge hammer method. The only options i see is to fill the gap as much as possible with a foam and then caulk it. Or rip a strip of wood and place it behind until it tapers off and then caulk. I’d rather not re hang the door out of plumb.
Please help my with my dilema!