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Old 03-06-2016, 03:31 PM   #1
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Trim around door, but desk in the way


Hello, Not sure if this is the right section, but I'm looking into replacing all my base trim and adding molding around the entrance ways. The one entrance to my dining room has a kitchen desk which has granite sticking out. How would you add molding around this?

If it helps any, the existing granite backsplash will be removed in lieu of a tile backsplash in the near future.
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Old 03-06-2016, 08:42 PM   #2
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Guess I'm missing something.
Base would be ran up to the plywood leg and ended on each side.
No way would I replace that granite with a tile back splash.
Just going to cheapen the look.
Back splash and to should have been caulked to finish that gap.

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Sorry if I'm being unclear -

I want to add molding up and around the entrance to the dining room. Molding will fit around the whole entrance except where the granite sticks out on the right side of the entrance. I was looking for any possible solutions.
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We call that a 'cased opening'----

The casing will need to be coped around the desk---some careful measuring and then remove the waste wood---caulk and done.
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I moved this to 'carpentry ' for you.
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I have a similar situation in my kitchen. I just put in a new countertop. The contractor did what was mentioned above. They used a coping saw to cut the moulding so it wraps around the countertop. They did a pretty crappy job. I really don't like the way it looks, but I don't think there was any other option.

If you're going to do it, make sure you take your time and make it fit correctly.
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How wide is the casing you're planning on using? By the time you get your jambs in place, you should have about 3" to work with before you touch the granit countertop. If it does hit, it's easy enough to mark that piece of casing while holding it in place and then notching it with a hand coping saw.
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Yep....leave the granite backsplash....and just cope the case around the granite....or use a more narrow case molding.
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on trim interference issues, I always modify the piece that is most likely to be replaced before the other.

however, the difficulty to modify granite may be a game changer.

next best bet is to use narrower trim there to not interfere.
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How wide is the casing you're planning on using? By the time you get your jambs in place, you should have about 3" to work with before you touch the granit countertop. If it does hit, it's easy enough to mark that piece of casing while holding it in place and then notching it with a hand coping saw. Mike Hawkins
That's a really good point - I didn't account for the thickness of the jambs. This may add just enough space - I'll have to re-measure it later.

Why is everyone against removing the small piece of granite behind the desk counter? It's in our kitchen and I was planning on removing all of the back pieces on the regular counters as well and put in a tile backsplash. Something like this I was thinking of.
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With a grinder/diamond blade, notching the stone would be my choice. Notched wood trim always looks bad, and that is what the eyes would notice.
If you cut the trim, drill a hole first and that will get you very clean circle.
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That's a really good point - I didn't account for the thickness of the jambs. This may add just enough space - I'll have to re-measure it later.

Why is everyone against removing the small piece of granite behind the desk counter? It's in our kitchen and I was planning on removing all of the back pieces on the regular counters as well and put in a tile backsplash. Something like this I was thinking of.
I don't have a problem with removing the granite backsplash and replacing it with tile. I don't like granite backsplashes because they normally cut them from the same thickness material as the top, and they look way too thick for me. I prefer tile for a backsplash and have done many that way.
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So it looks like with the jambs installed the molding should be able to fit without trimming around the granite. Trying to evaluate other areas too though - how would this section work with the door molding so close?

Won't it look out of place with 2 pieces of molding and a skinny strip of drywall in between?
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Here are a couple more pics of the entrance way if it helps any.

I'm assuming looking out toward the front I would go all the way around, but looking into the family room just across the top right? What about the square upstairs landing area just above the entrance way?
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personally, I wouldn't trim wall openings. just doorways and windows.

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