So the sketchy trim carpenter that trimmed our house thought it would be a great idea to use the leftover laminate shelving to make the "jamb" part of the cased openings in several areas of our house. Of course, laminate shelving has one really nice edge, but when he ripped it, he destroyed one of the edges on each piece, so it looks all chipped and horrible.
So I'm going to have to pull out all the cased openings, replace the jamb material, and then put the casing back around it. My question was, what kind of wood should I use for the jambs? Poplar? MDF? I just want something that will look nice and smooth and clean, not the disaster it is now.
What are cased openings usually made of on the jamb face?