Tips for Installing/Trimming Crosslegged Double Doors
Looking for some tips/suggestions on installing/trimming a closet double door that happens to have crosslegged jambs. Unfortunately the crosslegged situation is one I'm stuck with due to the fact that this is a remodeling project, not new construction, and the slate in the foyer has the sill plates captive, and the wall has an old plaster skim coat that would surely crack if it was moved. So I can't move the either jamb into position to correct the crosslegged issue.
If I install the assembly so the front edge of the jambs are inline with the plaster, the left door is flush with the right door at the top, but it s almost 1 in behind the right door at the floor. It makes it look as if the left door is warped.
However, I presently have the double doors hung in the rough opening with shims and a couple of screws, making the doors hang as intended. If I ignor the fact that the front edge of the jambs do not line up with the plaster all the way around the door, they look pretty good. The reveal around/between each doors is fairly uniform. There is no astregal so either door can be opened first. The top ball catches keep the doors closed against the stop.
So here's the question. Is is better to install the door assembly proud of the rough opening, and come up with a creative way hide the gap behind the casing, or install the door assembly recessed in the rough opening and add a jamb extenstion that would be trimmed flush to the wall? This jamb extensions would end up being wedge shaped.
Future casing will be 1 x 3's in some type of Craftsmen/Mission design, which does not hide gaps very well.
Any thoughts or comments...