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If the gap bothers you that much, you have a few options. Fill the gap You could fill the gap with wood putty, or color matched caulk. You'll still have a gap, but it will be difficult to see. Remove material from the molding You could remove a bit of the material from the back of the molding, to allow it to lay flat over the lip of the cabinet. This ...
We've refinished some of our douglas fir trim in place - can definitely be done. However, if you're taking down the walls (plaster) and replacing with drywall, then you may create some gap problems - Our plaster (lath + plaster) is 1.25" thick, but drywall is 1/2" or 5/8", so if your place is like ours, you'll have a 3/4" or 5/8" gap between the back of ...
I guess it's too late to consider 5-1/4" trim? Hit the line of old caulk with a long blade utility knife (like an Olfa), a sharp chisel or a wallpaper scraper. Then sand lightly to knock down any other lumps and apply a coat or two of mud. (Premixed if you have time; 20 or 90 minute setting compound if you're in a hurry.) When dry, sand lightly.
I found this book useful for descriptions of designs for domestic joinery. It also covers regulations where appropriate and has some hints for working practices that I found useful too. Manual of First and Second Fixing Carpentry http://www.amazon.co.uk/Manual-First-Second-Fixing-Carpentry/dp/1856177688
Are you looking for a desk grommet? I would recommend getting the trim piece prior to making the hole, as your size options will not be unlimited.
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