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Forum topic by Greyeyes posted 03-03-2016 01:20 PM 351 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-03-2016 01:20 PM

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I am in the process of installing crown molding in our home. I have run into an issue where the vaulted ceiling meets the flat ceiling. Does anyone have any ideas on how to transition from one to the other. I will have 4 of these to install. I have attached a photo of what I mean. Any help would be appreciated.

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#1 posted 03-03-2016 02:47 PM

Are you wanting to run the crown up the vaulted ceiling portion or end at that point?

If you want to end at flat ceiling, put a little “turned back” piece using an outside miter..

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#2 posted 03-03-2016 04:08 PM

You could install a plinth block, it would allow for an easier transition without creating a shadow from the returns mentioned by hotbyte.

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#3 posted 03-03-2016 11:00 PM

uhhhhh….plinth block….shadow ?

You can mill a transition block for that union .

don’t know where your crown is from but a serious dealer that deals in custom moldings will have a partnering profile for different pitches that will match up on the rake.

If your crown is from the big box, they won’t have any idea what that is

From what i see in the pic your sorta stuck with a transition block due to the offset in your transition.

on the other hand…..appears it will paint so you can always shave and butcher to get within a suitable tolerance that will allow you to caulk and fill successfully

Enjoy the journey amigo ! JB

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#4 posted 03-06-2016 09:56 PM

Thanks for the replys. This advise will help.

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#5 posted 03-06-2016 10:03 PM

Bing images have a ton of ideas also.

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