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Forum topic by Alongiron posted 12-06-2012 12:30 AM 1110 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-06-2012 12:30 AM

First of all…Sorry for the bad pictures, I do not have a very good camera…..Anyway…..I am redoing my kitchen….making new cabinets from QSWO, taking out the old and am now in process of installing the new. No new counter tops or back splash yet but it is coming along. I have put up crown molding on this first wall section as you can see in the picture and that all went well. No problems. Now when I move to the next wall I run into a problem..

Here is the big question…If you look at the close up photo that I have taken of the cabinets on the other wall….. way over on the right hand side of the picture, I have really no idea how to finish off the crown. There is no place for it to go…the cabinet is flush to the wall! What would you all suggest I do? I can make it all away around no problem until I get to that last section. Need some suggestions please!!!! Thanks

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#1 posted 12-06-2012 12:43 AM

Miter the trim back to wall, natural return is the only thing I can suggest

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#2 posted 12-06-2012 12:49 AM

Hard to tell from the pics, but if the crown will turn the last corner, then simply make a “return”. This means the bottom of the crown goes to the backside of the last cabinet, then you start your outside corner angle and cut it so that it is flush with the wall with no gaps.

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#3 posted 12-06-2012 12:55 AM

The only other thing I can think of is flat cap it, but I agree the best way is return it to the wall.

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#4 posted 12-06-2012 01:06 AM

I have no suggestions for you, but I really like the looks of what you have done so far. :)

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#5 posted 12-06-2012 01:08 AM

I would return it to the wall to finish it off. I think that would look the best for an end to the cabinets and a the wall to begin…..............Jim

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#6 posted 12-06-2012 01:27 AM

I would do the return on the front as the others had suggested, but that will still leave the gap showing on the side. For that, I would take a piece of wood matching the cabinet side and place it on top of the cabinet flush with the cabinet side and the outside wall. The return would then go back to that piece to close up all gaps. In hindsight, I guess you could have made the rail and the cabinet side higher on that one end cabinet, but hey, it happens.

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#7 posted 12-06-2012 03:49 AM

What would this look like if you cut the point on the front crown. I mean shorten the point and make a return. Rip the top off the return. This might take some trial and error work so you might want to make a few pieces out of cheap scrap lumber. Turn the corner on the end of the cabinet and rip the top off. You have to keep the miter closed so trim the point on the fron crown and slide it over. Sorry, but this is difficult to describe.

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