Crown Molding

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Blog entry by AJswoodshop posted 08-26-2012 01:57 AM 2059 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My mom wants me too put up Crown Molding. She wants me to do it in the dining room, and the living room, and the den. Which is going to be the hardest projects I’ve done yet. I now how to cut it, but it will be tough because i’m going to have to take down the molding it the rooms, before I put up. If anyone can help me out with this, please leave a comment below.



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#1 posted 08-26-2012 02:25 AM

That can be a tough job even for folks with experience. this should be helpful,,214981,00.html

Make sure you buy extra crown molding.

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#2 posted 08-26-2012 02:30 AM

2 rules…upside down and backwards

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#3 posted 08-26-2012 02:32 AM

Here’s another good one.

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#4 posted 08-26-2012 05:02 AM

And sneak up on the final dimension. Sometimes it would take me 3-4 times back to the miter saw to get that exact fit. A coping saw can come in handy at times also. If they are 45’s then it’s pretty easy, but the different angles is what is time consuming.

Like Alongiron said, upside down and backwards :)

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#5 posted 08-27-2012 04:29 PM

If the current molding in the rooms is small enough you can just go over it with a larger molding. Also some of the online molding companies will precut the corner for you. I had to do a basement with foam crown molding and the entire order came precut.

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#6 posted 08-28-2012 12:46 AM

When you take the old crown down, start by cutting the caulk joint between the crown and the wallboard. If you don’t do this, the wallboard may tear as you remove the old crown.

One easy way to gauge angles is to cut 1’ sections of crown in 44, 45, and 46 degree inside and outside angles. You can use those short sections to gauge the angle you need to cut.

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#7 posted 08-28-2012 12:52 AM

Thanks! I would of never thought of doing that, thanks for letting me now!


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