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09-29-2009 05:24 AM

Anybody have any tips for installing crown molding? Not cutting, but holding it in place while installing. Any good jigs for this?

-- ShawnH "In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock." Thomas Jefferson

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#1 posted 09-29-2009 05:31 AM

You can get a helper like this: Or similar

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#2 posted 09-29-2009 02:51 PM

Check out a web site name cut-in-crown, they sure make it easy to install. I’ve use this product now for over four years and it still amazes me. There a great demo video worth watching Shawn hope this helps…Blkcherry

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#3 posted 09-29-2009 03:04 PM

buy the outside and inside corner piecies and you dont have to make this cuts…cut one cut and it goes flush upon the blocks…..:)) it cheating….i dont think so..its maybe on the , i will walk on the easy way and not complicate things……....cutting crown is a pain i think…....but its just an option

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#4 posted 09-29-2009 05:28 PM

Go to Cutting Crown Molding with Dewalt Miter saws.

Hope this helps!

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#5 posted 09-29-2009 05:31 PM

Don’t know how often your going to need it, but go to Toll King. They have the third hand right now for 39.00.
Simple, easy and inexpensive.

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#6 posted 09-29-2009 08:24 PM

I would get my son or son-in-law to help.

Or try this from FastCap—May be what UnionLabel is talking about


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#7 posted 09-29-2009 09:29 PM

I cut small blocks of MDF two different lengths. I brad nail the longer over the shorter. I figure out how much wall the crown molding will cover and measure that distance down from the ceiling every 6 feet. I tack my “brackets” at the mark with the longer one on the outside. I curl the molding into them and then go to the corner and start nailing. I can put 400 ft in a day by myself.

-- Mike in Waubaushene, ON

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#8 posted 10-03-2009 03:21 AM

Try this Shawn,43456,62045&p=62045


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#9 posted 10-03-2009 03:54 AM

You Dont really need a jig. Flip that bad boy upside down. Hold the top of the crown to the bed of you saw and the back to your fince. As long as you fence is tall enough your golden. Here a tip, before putting you mitre together get a marker that is close the color of your molding or even better use the stain that you stained it with (if you have it). Color the mitres before putting it up and your joints look perfect everytime even it they aren’t.

-- Rogue

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#10 posted 10-03-2009 03:08 PM

Thanks for all the great tips. I will be cutting and hanging today. Blackcherry, I ordered the cut n crown and am excited to try it out. Thanks again

-- ShawnH "In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock." Thomas Jefferson

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#11 posted 10-28-2009 07:38 PM


You are right. I had a crown molding project handed to me a while back and, while despairing as to how I was going to do it right, happened to google “install crown molding” on Youtube. The guy in the video indicated exactly what you said, resulting in a personal “face-palm” moment. It took me about an afternoon to do two bedrooms worth of molding, with surprisingly little waste. Good idea about coloring the mitre, tho – wish I’d thought of that!

-- Gord M, Nova Scotia, Canada

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#12 posted 10-29-2009 01:29 AM

All good tips great info guys.

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#13 posted 10-29-2009 02:40 AM

I think I’ll call Skeezics or Mike Pousson!

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