Removing Interior door and widening help

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Old 06-15-17, 08:19 PM
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Removing Interior door and widening help

So ive decided to remove the interior doorway from the front door vestibule to my living room and widen the doorway as much as possible which would only be a few inches. i removed the door trim and see the door frame is shimmed on all sides. is shimming required if i will not be putting a door back? could you nail the frame directly to the studs? i've included some pictures of what i'm referring to. Name:  doorway2.jpg
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Old 06-15-17, 09:12 PM
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You could remove the shims, but shims are almost always needed behind a jamb to install the jamb (which is slightly smaller) to take up the slack and to plumb it up. If the rough opening is plumb, shims aren't necessarily needed.
 
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