07:59AM | 05/16/02
Member Since: 05/15/02
1 lifetime posts
I have 4 inch crown moulding that I would like to use at the top of my fireplace and ceiling. I am desperately trying to figure out the outside corner mitre cut. I thought it was a 45 degree angle. I have a compound mitre saw so I placed the moulding face side up and flat down to the saw. I moved the saw so it would cut 45 degrees and at the same time I tilted the saw to angle in at 22.5 degrees. Well its not right and I have tried all sorts of angles and getting nowhere. Please help. What am I doing wrong. I got the crown moulding in home depot and asked three different people in millwork and no-one was sure. My 9 ft piece of moulding is down to 7 ft.

Mark Hammond

07:47PM | 05/22/02
Member Since: 05/09/01
246 lifetime posts
Hi Chels,
The angle that you want for a 90 degree angle when using a 45/45 degree crown mold is 35.26 degree miter setting and 30.00 degree angle setting for the bevel. If the crown mold is a 52/38 degree then you will need a setting of 31.62 degrees for the miter and 33.86 degrees for the bevel. You may want to practice with some scrap oieces first....Mark Hammond
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