Crown Molding for Display Cabinets

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Forum topic by Lucio posted 04-22-2011 07:40 AM 1258 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-22-2011 07:40 AM

I am busy making a display cabinet for the first time and have become a little stuck as to how to go about making the crown mold at the top of the cabinet. As I dont have a shaper and am limited to 1/2 inch router bits and router table, I would like to find out how to make a good looking molding, and more importantly the process used to make/fit all the angled cuts etc, I would value some help on this highly.

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#1 posted 04-22-2011 07:55 AM

We cut half of all of our crown on our shaped. The rest of crown we use we buy from our local mills. So buying the crown is a good option but if you really want to cut your own crown you can buy a jig from Tickler or peach tree that attaches to your table saw and allows you to cut crown on TS by running wood across blade from a 45 degree angle. Follow the instructions and try to be safe if going this rout.

Cut crown upside down. That is how I do it mostly. A compound angle can allow crown to be cut laying down but that can get confusing. I use the 45 and 25.5 degree angle for most of my cuts. Hope this helps.

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#2 posted 04-22-2011 07:57 AM

The angles are 45 top and bottom on both faces i would suggest cove mold on the table saw

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#3 posted 04-22-2011 08:22 AM

Many newer mitersaws have preset positions for cutting crown molding. I like to use a dual compound mitersaw because it’s easier for me. Look in the recent projects, for “it aint perfect but it’s true” posted a few days ago by routeristillmyname. He made a jig that could be of some help.

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