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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 ...


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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 ...


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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.


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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


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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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