10:26AM | 12/29/01
Member Since: 12/27/01
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we have designed and installed a mantle/bookshelf system for our new zero clearance fireplace and would like to fabricate our own crown moulding to trim the mantle. Have looked and looked but find no information on fabrication. It seems that cutting the angles to fit corners is enough to drive anybody nuts.We don't have a problem there, since there is lots of help and charts available on the internet, but is there a good reason that we can't make the crown moulding from scratch? Should be able to experiment until we find something that works, but would appreciate any tips.


08:16PM | 12/29/01
Member Since: 11/16/01
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Dear TomandJean,
Manufacturing your own molding isn't rocket science, just expensive to aquirre the tools. You would need a wood shaper with the appropriate bits, a good router with appropriate bits, these in the neighborhood of 1300.00 to do it right. Or, you could take a trip to the local lumber mill and basically design your own molding for a fraction of the above cost. Not to mention the cost of rebuying the lumber due to trial and error learning. Add to the DIY costs are the hand tools, clamps, sanders, etc.etc.etc.etc. See what I mean?
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