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Installation error - need advice on trim molding to make it look best

Installation error - need advice on trim molding to make it look best

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Old 12-29-17, 01:04 PM
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Question Installation error - need advice on trim molding to make it look best

I screwed up when installing two caddy corner pocket doors by installing one frame about a 1/4 higher. Im going to live with it (drywall is up and painted) so Im looking for advice on how to make the trim look best.

With a 1/4 reveal on each, the left door will have the trim 1/4 higher (they are butted into a corner):



I figure I have 3 options:
1) Live with it uneven
2) Rip 1/4 off the left door trim width so it is the same height as the right door
3) Install the left door trim with no reveal, and the right door trim with a 1/4 reveal like this:



What do you think is the best option?

Note: because the doors are butted into a corner, I will have to rip the right door trim (left side trim piece - not the top and right) to fit into the corner.
 
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Old 12-29-17, 01:39 PM
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It would look best if the top is all even including the distance between the trim and the ceiling. I'd go with option 3 as it will be least noticeable once everything is painted.
 
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Old 12-29-17, 02:16 PM
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#1, Why are you using so wide a trim!
#2, Why was the sheet rock not finished primed and painted before installing any trim?
Going to make your job a whole lot harder by not finishing it first.
#3, If I had to do this job with this wide a trim, I would have first made sure the exposures where all 3/16 around the jambs and ripped the trim as needed to make sure they where even in the corner.
 
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Old 12-29-17, 02:38 PM
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I would probably cheat the reveal a little and then shave 1/8" off the trim on the left. It will be less noticeable than a full 1/4" trim off. Part of being good is making the mistakes not visible to the average person looking at the end result. Go a little heavy on the caulking of the trim on the jamb side so the hard line of the trim blurs into the jamb, further hiding the difference in reveal.
 

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Old 12-29-17, 02:47 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions. The trim is that thick to be consistent with the rest of the room/house (and I’m not a fan of thin trim).

Drywall is finished and painted, sans that one corner as it will be covered by trim.

Good ideas - I like the option of trimming 1/8” and fudging the reveal so may go with that one.
 
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