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ron1

11:01AM | 06/15/00
Member Since: 06/09/00
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When installing crown molding, what determines which edge is the top? Also, can it be coped, or only cut with compound angles?

twhit26

06:13AM | 09/02/00
Member Since: 09/01/00
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i dont know what your crown looks like, but if it has a small round profile on 1 side, it is the bottom. you will put it in your saw upside down to cut it.

bjeffress

04:47PM | 09/12/00
Member Since: 09/11/00
4 lifetime posts
Most of the crown I've installed in recent years has a both a "thin" and "thick" edge at the top or bottom of the moulding. I've always seen it installed with the "thick" edge on top....in other words, you nail through the bottom thin edge to install, preferably through the underlying studs.

I've had to practice a lot over the years cutting and installing. Longer pieces usually install best with a helper.

Couple of tips:

I would use measuring rods (two pieces of stock where you measure and make a reference mark) where you can instead of tape...more accurate.

Lay the piece upside down in the miter box and cut. The saw cut across the "thick" edge should be perpendicular to the moulding.

The cut section provides a line on which to cope a connecting joint. You just back cut deeply (usually more than a 45 degree angle) along the profile line of the trim. Little time consuming and takes practice, but makes for best fit, especially in uneven finished drywall joints.


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