Carpentry & Joinery Question

Multiple lengths of wood used for internal door frames

Hi, I've new door frames fitted and have noticed that the builder has built up the door liners using two different sizes of wood. Rather than using one piece of wood and cutting down to fit, it looks like he has used a smaller size then cut around a 1 inch length of wood to make up the size of the liner and screwed them together.

Is this good practice or should he of used one piece of wood and cut to size?

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Best Answer

If the building has extra thick walls such as in an old stone cottage, then it can be difficult to find timber wide enough to span. If it is a standard construction with 6 inch or less walls, then I don't see a reason why he would need to join timber together.

Answered 16th Sep 2013

Northants Lock Services

Member since 30 Aug 2012

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