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Forum topic by DennisD posted 08-17-2013 01:13 AM 1153 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DennisD

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08-17-2013 01:13 AM

Topic tags/keywords: crown molding attaching tip

I have made a wall bookcase and it calls for crown molding for the top. I made oak cove 3” molding to attach to the top. My question is which size pins to use to attach to the base cabinet. I have a 23 gauge, 16 gauge, 18 gauge nail gun. Will glue with molding glue. One straight board 36” and two box type cabinets 17X24.
Thanks
Dennis

-- Dennis,Houston,


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#1 posted 08-17-2013 01:26 AM

I was in the same situation as you, I used 23 gauge with glue so I don’t have to fill the holes. It held up just fine.

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#2 posted 08-17-2013 02:37 AM

Sometimes the corners can be tricky to close. Use the
fine pins if they will pull the moulding in tight, but in
some places it may not. I clamp corners with special
“spring pinch clamps”. I think Lee Valley sells an
inexpensive version.

http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?cat=1,43838&p=54189

Garret Wade too:

http://www.garrettwade.com/special-spring-mitre-clamps/p/05D02.04/

Mine are like an Ulmia knockoff but they may not be something
you can buy anymore.

If the work is to be painted, you can be a sinner in
terms of your miter clamping and nobody but you
will know.

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#3 posted 08-17-2013 02:57 AM

Thanks. I have the spring clamps which I use to assist with picture frames.

-- Dennis,Houston,

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