07:21AM | 01/27/04
Member Since: 01/26/04
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Well I really thought I was all alone in not knowing how to cut crown molding but I can see many ppl have problems with it so here I asm asking for help.
I have remodeled my bathroom from the floor up and all i have left is the trim work and it has me stumped BIG time I dont have a fancy miter saw all i have is the little miter box and a hand saw. Is there anyone who has the time to help a frustrated female wanta be carpenter hahaha not really , I just want my bathroom finished

Thanks for any advise


01:04PM | 01/27/04
Member Since: 09/25/03
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Assuming you are planning on mitering the corners, the same methods are used whether a power miterbox or by hand materbox. Assuming your corners are 'actually' 90 degrees, here's what you do. Crown molding goes into the miterbox 180 degrees off the way it's mounted. This means the piece is put into the miterbox, bottom side up. You orient it to the fence the same as it would be on the wall. If the top edge would be 1" from the wall when mounted, it's 1" from the fence when you're cutting it. You may want to make a auxilry fence to hold it in place. Once you have it in place - cut it. If your corners aren't 90 degrees, then adjust your cut accordingly.
If you want to cope your corners, one piece goes up as normal with no corner cuts. Other is cut as noted. Once cut, cope the edge of the cut to the profile of the crown molding. It should overlay the first piece on the wall.

Hope that helps.

[This message has been edited by hcbph (edited January 27, 2004).]


03:17PM | 01/27/04
Member Since: 12/27/02
543 lifetime posts
Here is section on my site I wrote a while ago about how to install crown molding:

Alter Eagle Construction & Design

go to owners notebook / tutorials

or put "how to install crown molding" into any seach engine and it should come up.


11:36AM | 02/13/04
Member Since: 02/08/04
16 lifetime posts
A good rule of thumb to cutting crown is Upside down and backwards. I have a power mitre and still rely on coping method. One thing you want to remember when coping the thinner the blade the easier and more accurate the cut. Practice a few on scrap and before you know it you'll put Bob Vila to shame. Good luck
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