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Forum topic by rkwoods posted 02-03-2015 07:37 PM 751 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-03-2015 07:37 PM

I’m doing a media room and want the ceilings black. I saw a picture on Houzz of a ceiling where they put what looks like picture frame molding on the ceiling to look like raised panels or the illusion of a coffered ceiling. I’m trying to find a router bit to make the molding. Any suggestions?

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#1 posted 02-03-2015 09:31 PM

buy the mouldings

they look nicer

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#2 posted 02-04-2015 02:06 PM

A lot of these ceiling are built with multiple pieces of trim, looks like they used plain base board on the vertical (at an angle) topped with 2.75” crown, then on the ceiling they built up using base board molding, probably a 5” or 6” then another piece of crown to the ceiling. Without a closer picture its going to be really hard to identify the exact profiles. My suggestion (this is what I do when I find this stuff) go to either a lumber yard that does milling they will usually have all their different profiles in a book or on display somewhere or go to your local blue, orange or if your lucky enough to have one green big box store and go play with different moldings. Build up what you like then go that route. I would love to make my own moldings but for a job this big its probably better to get pre made molding. I am also no expert trim carpenter, I just recently had to do crown in my 1/2 bath and the wife wanted the crown to match the rest of the down stairs, it was comprised of 3 different moldings built up making it 12” tall. I am not a fan of doing crown so it was a challenge. Here’s my final result.

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