Interior double rabbeted jambs are designed to provide added protection and visual appeal to an interior door installation. They are characterized by a groove or channel that is cut into both sides of the jamb, allowing the door to sit flush against both the jamb and the wall.
Using a double rabbeted jamb provides added protection for the door. Because the door sits flush against both the jamb and the wall, it is less likely to become damaged or warped over time. The added detail of the groove or channel can add depth and dimension to a room, making it more interesting and attractive. They can also be painted or stained to match the surrounding trim or molding, making them blend in seamlessly with the overall aesthetic of the room.
Double rabbeted jambs can be a bit more difficult to install than other types of jambs, such as flat jambs. It’s important to have proper tools and equipment and a moderate level of skill to install a double rabbeted jamb. It’s also important to make sure that the jamb is level and plumb before installing the door, as any inconsistencies will be visible once the door is installed. They are popular in bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, and other areas.