built in cabinetry around windows- trim first or after?


Old 01-22-17, 10:41 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: United States
Posts: 54
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
built in cabinetry around windows- trim first or after?

Hi all! I hired a cabinet maker to build custom build-in bookshelf/cabinetry around a 5x4 window. The cabinetmaker is not doing the window trim though - he measured to account for the trim already being there. So should I go ahead and install the window trim before the cabinets are installed? Or would it be better to wait until he's finished the cabinets and then add it last? Or does it not matter?
Sponsored Links
Old 01-22-17, 10:48 AM
XSleeper's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 25,989
Received 667 Votes on 617 Posts
Wait. Trim is always installed last. You don't know for sure how much room he allowed. If he allowed extra room you would be okay but if he figured it tight, trim needs to go on last.
Old 01-22-17, 11:02 AM
chandler's Avatar
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 39,967
Received 6 Votes on 6 Posts
Agree. It's easier to modify trim than it is modifying cabinets
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: