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Posted on Suggestions on how to notch MDF trim to clear a door latch

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#1 posted 09-22-2020 01:25 AM

Thanks for all of the quick replies. I forgot that our installed garage door has the same issue but have included a picture. It was installed by a professional but it looks like he struggled a bit. The trim extends about 5/8” from the door jam. Of the tools you listed, I have a coping saw, a single 1” chisel, and a finishing hand sander. My main concern about using a hand tool is achieving a consistent look. That said I have plenty of scraps to practice on.

The following link is to my onedrive account if you want to see one of the installed doors.

https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ap_oFkEX81J0gctriF8gsjmGH8Zi5w?e=ywF1uT

Tbone – thanks for the doorware website link to extended striker plates. I haven’t measured the distance from the screws to the edge of the trim but I’m optimistic.


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