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A few months back we had some drywall work done, the problem is we put the drywall directly over the already existing wood paneling. Because I wasn't thinking ahead I now find myself with a problem. Below there are pictures of the situation I am dealing with. Because the drywall is over the paneling it created a 1/2" gap around all of the door jambs.




For the doorways where there isn't actually a door (ex. hallway) I am just going to remove the old jamb and put drywall around the entry way but for spots where there are doors does any one have any suggestions of how I can fix this without it looking bad?
 

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Get furring strips, rip them down and bring them out to the edge of the drywall then your casings will cover it. Sand the frame of the door and newly added strips, paint and it should look fine. Good Luck
 

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Birch is correct, you need to make some jamb extensions. Easiest way is with a table saw then they will bring you out even with the drywall
 

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Home Depot and Lowes sell shimming trim in pine and oak. They have good selection of widths. Or as others stated, you can cut you own.
 

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Like others said, either rip your own or buy 1/2"x3/4" parting bead. Your jamb appears to be slightly rounded on the edge, I would install it with a reveal instead of flush. This way, you will not need to fill and sand the joint. Just use your old casing paint line as a guide for your reveal.
 

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Sorry missed this apperantly for a long time...
The box stores sell a trimpiece that is 3/4 by 1/2. It is foam covered in plastic. Do not forget to get box extensions for your outlets.
 

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Appears you got some valid responses.

... but I'd be more concerned with the "Honey Do List" chalkboard in the picture.
 

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Got it fixed up guys. I used the thin strips from Lowes and ogt it all done. It turned out very well actually. Thank you for all of the suggestions.
 
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