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How to Install a New Door Jamb

Step-by-step instructions for installing a new door jamb and adding decorative trim.

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Materials

  • wood putty
  • caulk
  • 1x8 clear pine board
  • 7 1x6 clear pine boards
  • 6 1x4 clear pine boards
  • 2 8x10 x 1" pine plinth blocks
  • 8' decorative head molding
  • 3/8" x 10" x 72" white oak board
  • 1" x 12" x 12" #2 SPF
  • 2" finish nails
  • primer
  • paint
  • wood filler

Tools

  • miter saw
  • table saw
  • nail gun
  • nail set
  • power drill
  • caulking gun
  • level
  • tape measure
  • safety goggles
  • hammer
  • pencil
  • paintbrush

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