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Doorway Trim Won't Fit, Alternatives?

Pondering what to do about an interior kitchen passthrough, no door, that leads to a foyer where on the right side only I cannot fit a piece of 1x4 trim because the kitchen cabinets were installed too close to the wall (not my fault!! when the contractor used 12inch block not 10inch block we lost a couple of inches). As usual, the carpenter is the end of the line and deals with the problem at hand.

I have thought of painting a faux trim piece all the way up until I can taper a piece of real trim.

Something needs to go there, I want to put a header on top to match all the other headers.

It's in the kitchen so there couldn't be a more visible spot in the entire house. It has to work. All ideas appreciated.

jkirk
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rip the trim so it fits. its done every day on jobsites

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The problem with ripping it down is that the thickness of clearance is about an 1/8th of an inch.

jkirk
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the thickness of clearance?

dj1
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I don't understand what you mean by thickness of the clearance either.

If 1x4 trim is too wide and if you don't want to rip it, ger a narrower trim piece.

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There is only an 1/8 inch space between the wall and the kitchen cabinet drawer when it is opened. I have some pics but this system keeps saying its not a valid extension, but it is a jpg within the dimensions and file size, so what's the story with that?

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Ugh... I put some pics on a web page here...
http://www.handpaintedwoodsigns.com/kitchen.html

So to clarify the problem, the clearance between wall and cabinet when open is an 1/8 inch.

jkirk
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either rip the trim down or adjust the drawer front to give more clearance

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so in the end, i decided to use a thin strip of ply that came with the cabinetry, cut it the width of the trim, and fitted it into place, im the only one who notices. i hate it though. but i have new challenges to tackle elsewhere. thanks all.

lightjun
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You can put a vase at the door or Other favorite decoration.If you are interested,You can design something Change some pattern.Escalator handrail

Mastercarpentry
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Well you may be done here but I have a suggestion which may benefit others. The idea of shifting the drawer face is good- first get all the clearance you can elsewhere. Then edge-rip the back of the moldings on an angle, leaving what will be the inner face alone but making the outer edge thinner on top of the door and on the problem side- leave the other side molding as-is. If you need more space, fit the still-too-thick molding in place and trace around it. Now cut through the paper on the sheetrock then dig enough of it out so that you get your needed clearance with the trim in place. Caulking will hide the edges. You may have to back-shim the joints where you thinned the moldings to get the faces to match, and you should glue the joints. If you're a perfectionist you may also want to thin the outer edge of the casing so that the molding lays flat on the inner edge at the jamb.

Betcha you're the only person who ever notices that something isn't quite right there!

Phil

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