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Help with sizing a sliding barn door over an opening with trim

Jesse
3 years ago
I’m going to install a sliding door on a master ensuite closet opening. The opening will have full trim, with 3.5” side casing and a 5.5” header (see pic for an example of another door trimmed the same way).

I know that people typically extend the header to encompass the full length of the rail. That’s fine. My question is how far into the trim should I size the door? Do I want it to completely cover the side casing but not the top? Or should it partially cover the sides?

Since it’s just a walk in closet there isn’t a huge concern with privacy. Thanks for your help!

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