Front door surrounds – After installing your exterior door, you’re not quite finished with the project. A gap exists between the door lining and the surrounding frame where the cabinet is shims to get the square and level, and you need to cover that gap. The door trim surrounds the edge of the door, denying access to the hole while adding a visual element to the door.
Ideas for build front door surrounds, Measure the top horizontal span of the door from an inside corner to the one opposite it. Set the trim miter saw face up, with the bottom along the back “fence” of the saw. Turn the page so that it points near the end of the trim 45 degrees out. Cut it. Move trim, so the second field is under the wing. Turn the page 45 degrees in the other direction, so that again points to the tight end. Make the cut. Set the trim on the top of the door, with the bottom edge lined up with the edge of the cabinet, and the mitered cuts at the ends rises up and out of the corners.
Measure one vertical side of the opening, at the top corner on the ground. Cut the upper end of 45 degrees as before. Second cut end of 90 degrees, or slightly above, so that it will sit flat on the floor. Secure the piece with mitered end butting the mitered end of the first piece to form a corner. Repeat the process for the other vertical side of the door. Caulk along the joints where the trim meets the wall and front door surrounds.