Cabinet Crown Moulding

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Project by wookie posted 05-02-2011 10:06 PM 3132 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello fellow Jocks. I took on this project for Bobbi my next store neighbor. She bought the crown at Menards and did a great job of matching stain and finish. We were supposed to do this “on the sly” while husband Rick was on a fishing excursion for a few days. Well I finished the cabinets with the two inside corners one day and did the two outside corner cabinets the next. I made a nailer on the table saw to mount the crown to. I had to splice two runs because the sticks only come in 8ft. pieces and needed 10ft. The other we were trying to save some money. The one splice turned out good, the other not so good. Rick came home and everyone agreed to take the not so good section down, buy another stick, then redo it. I am glad we did! It looks a lot better and having an extra hand to mount it was great. Used my 23 gauge pinner for the job and the results were very good. The project was a little scary because you do not really have to much room for error. Yeah, you can putty but it doesn’t look the same. It seems like a fairly easy project to do but as with anything else I do, there is alot more to it than meets the eye. Had fun doing it and got paid with a fish and morel mushrooms feast with good company. I think a came out way ahead on the deal by far. Cheers, Jack.

-- Wookie=Wood Rookie

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#1 posted 05-02-2011 10:40 PM

Great work. Blondie and I have done crown in every room. It can be a pain to get nice tight joints. Once somone trys it they realize this is not so easy! Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 05-02-2011 10:44 PM

Nice job! You’ll be buying a big shaper before you know it. You’ve got the crown touch!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#3 posted 05-02-2011 10:50 PM

Thanks Ken. My what a beautiful helper you have… mine, not so, as shown in picture #1, but the guy is a heckva cook! :) Bertha, thanks for lookin’.

-- Wookie=Wood Rookie

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#4 posted 05-03-2011 02:39 AM

It looks good from here. I just ordered a “Quick angle multipurpose tool” for this exact type project. It is suppose to transfer the exact angle to the cutting tool for a perfect cut.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#5 posted 05-03-2011 05:11 AM

Thanks Amagineer (Great Handle!), The multitool is very interesting. I watched a video about it online at You Tube, typed in “Quick Angle” in the search. Kinda cool.

-- Wookie=Wood Rookie

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Scott Bryan

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#6 posted 05-03-2011 12:57 PM

Jack, this is a good looking transformation of the cabinets. The addition of the crown markedly improved the look of the cabinets and it looks like your neighbor did a good job on matching the crown with the existing cabinets.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 05-03-2011 02:01 PM

Scott, there used to be a rail-type of accent up there. Bobbi was thinking the crown is going to be a lot less maintenence. Great looking vanity and storage cabinet, by the way. The finish turned out real nice on the cherry.

-- Wookie=Wood Rookie

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