built in cabinetry around windows- trim first or after?

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Old 01-22-17, 10:41 AM
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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?
 
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Old 01-22-17, 10:48 AM
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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.
 
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Old 01-22-17, 11:02 AM
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Agree. It's easier to modify trim than it is modifying cabinets
 
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