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What Are the Parts of a Door Jamb?

A door jamb is two pieces of wood that run vertically on the inside of your door frame. They’re what the hinges and strike plate for the latch are attached to.

Although this is the only part of a door jamb, other elements of the door frame interact with the jamb.

What are the additional parts of a door jamb?

The parts of a door frame that interact with the door jamb are:

  • Head - a door jamb sits inside two grooves in the head of a door frame.

  • Door Stop - a door jamb and head have the door stop attached to them, which runs the entire length.

  • Architrave - conceals the jamb and opening in the wall.

  • Weatherstripping - for external doors, the weatherstripping is attached to the jamb and door stop.

For detailed information on the parts of a door frame, take a look at our article Everything You Need to Know About Door Frames.