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schunch

03:20AM | 11/11/02
Member Since: 11/10/02
2 lifetime posts
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I am having crown molding put in my new home. My question is what angle should the crown molding be cut to put two boards together that are not on a corner. I have been taught to do it on a 45 angle and my builder wants to use a butt joint with glue. What is the best way to accomplish this task.

Thanks,

John

ACD

05:55AM | 11/13/02
Member Since: 10/15/02
359 lifetime posts
Depends on the material. If it is crown made from finger joint, or MDF and plan on being painted, then a butt joint will be ok, but if it is solid wood that will be stained then a 45 degree miter is choice.

Piffin

05:35PM | 11/24/02
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
It can be done either way well.
If he is doing good work otherwise, you would be foolish to try to tell a professional how to do his work.

paxriver

08:40AM | 11/25/02
Member Since: 11/07/02
3 lifetime posts
Id use a scarf joint myself,damn near invisible & wont separate like a butt joint,just my 2 cents..

sa11ey

07:11PM | 12/08/02
Member Since: 12/07/02
2 lifetime posts
no pro would butt a joint in crown moulding, a scarf is the only acceptable joint in that application
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