Carpentry & Joinery Question

Architrave, skirting and plaster issue

I had all my walls plastered and the plaster is further out than the wood frame.
I was told I could mark the width and use my multi-tool to cut the plaster out so the architrave fits in... that's fine however when it gets to the skirting board, it will stick out further than the architrave. I couldn't possibly cut all along the bottom of the wall to fit it nor do I want to reduce the depth (only 14mm).

Hope that makes sense. Any suggestions?

1 Answer

There are a few ways to resolve this. One is to rebate the back of the architrave which is similar to the option you have been recommended already but you lose the thickness of the architrave and if the plaster is more than 10mm proud of the frame it doesn't look right. An alternative is to plant timber onto the door frame to make it as wide as the finished wall thickness. Architrave and skirtings can then be fixed as normal.

Answered 26th Apr 2016

BJS Carpentry Services

Member since 16 Feb 2016

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