Fancy Crown Molding Corners



go.askthebuilder.com Tim Carter, from AsktheBuilder.com, demonstrates how to make dramatic inside and outside corners with crown molding. The cuts are easy to do. Sign up NOW for Tim’s FREE weekly newsletter at: go.askthebuilder.com

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25 Responses to Fancy Crown Molding Corners

  1. AsktheBuilder says:

    Wait? till gaps are the widest. Caulk with urethane caulk.

  2. AsktheBuilder says:

    Read all the columns at my website about crown molding. Get my Ebook with step-by-step? instructions if all else fails.

  3. canubelieve says:

    Seems like this would be the method? to use in a house where there are lots of angles in the architecture. In a house where things are more square I would go with the 90 degree corners, and cope them in for a super tight joint 🙂

  4. AsktheBuilder says:

    with practice, great skills and? magic.

  5. 2BrokeG says:

    Those cuts look better when you have bull nose corners on your drywall. I think simple 90 deg. look far? better on the wall you were on. but thanks 4 the tip.

  6. OreoCookieOreo says:

    Dear Mr. Carter, I love your videos and I have learnt a lot from them. I do have a little problem that I need? help with. I am doing crown molding in my living room but it has slop ceiling. The wall is straight but the ceiling is on a slant. How do you cut crown molding when you have a slanted roof?

  7. AsktheBuilder says:

    It’s? fairly complicated. I cover it in great detail in my Crown Molding Ebook. You can get it at my AsktheBuilder web site.

  8. psykoholic says:

    Thanks for this great tip! When measuring for crown, I always measure from the bottom of the moulding, which always meets in the corners. How do you measure for length? on your fancy inside corners, which do not meet in the corner of the wall?

  9. AsktheBuilder says:

    There is no measurement as the top of the crown meets at? a point. The middle piece is a triangle.

  10. psykoholic says:

    Allow me to re-phrase the question. How do you determine the crown cut length on the wall, not the actual corner piece,? which I realize meets at a point. In other words, in a ten foot square room, how long would your boards be? I measure and make my cuts from the bottom of the crown on 90 degree corners where the bottom of the crown goes all the way to the corner of the wall, therefore, my crown along the bottom would be cut ten feet long. Thanks again!

  11. AsktheBuilder says:

    You measure corner to corner where the bottom? of the molding rests on the wall.

  12. DylanTownesDrake says:

    Take? it from me my friend, a 5 year veteran of doing cabinet crown moulding 1-2 times a week, there is no way to correct a slanted house. Either you put you cabinets on the slope of the roof, which is absolutely moronic, or you put and ‘L’ cleating on top of your cabinets, go with a smaller crown and live with the difference on the cleat. It’s kind of hard to explain, let me know if you need some clarification.

  13. buickgrandnatty says:

    awesome….now what would i do about that big gap on the bottom of the moulding on the inside? corner?

  14. AsktheBuilder says:

    Easy. You cut a triangle block from flat stock and? glue it in.

  15. Garciamrcool says:

    What an simple and elegant thing to do. I love it when you? come across stuff that takes a little bit more time but looks loads better. Lovely.
    I will certainly try this on the next bit of molding I need to do.

  16. bruno2260 says:

    That’s not a bad trick, especially for them old homes. Only one problem though, your crown is actually installed upside down!
    The cove edge always goes down, or an easier way to remember is? the edge with the most detail goes down.
    I can’t believe out of 100,00+ views nobody caught that!

  17. AsktheBuilder says:

    Got bad news for you. That particular profile is made? so that the cove goes to the top. And your comment begs for backup. Can you show us in a video at your site where it’s written that the cove must always go to the bottom?

  18. bruno2260 says:

    Crown is a centuries old design and the scotia at the bottom is made to balance the the ogee (wave) at the top. It creates the proper shadow & balance when installed the correct way.
    Crown commonly comes in 3 spring angles 52, 45, & 38º which is determined on the SCOTIA side. Approx. the 38º is? <3", 45º is 3-6" & 52º 6"+wide and typically used in <8', 8-12', & 12+ height ceilings respectively (higher ceiling less angle).
    Remember this, the Cyma Recta is always over the Scotia.

  19. bruno2260 says:

    @1:01 Why would you install such detailed crown with intricate corners and then use plain Jane clam-shell casement on the door.
    Casement molding sets the tone? of the room. You can have detailed casement with simple (or no) crown, but not “fancy crown” with plain casement, or it’ll just looks effed-up, as it does there.
    A properly installed plinth block treatment/system would set the room off.
    After all trim IS everything! It WILL make or break a room.

  20. AsktheBuilder says:

    Because the trim at the? door was changed out after this video was shot. We work from the top down so as not to nick the work below.

  21. AsktheBuilder says:

    This particular profile? is made so that it looks better installed the way I did it in the video. You can install your crown molding however you want. It’s your life.

  22. MrRockasockee says:

    Tim, Thanks so much for all your well done, concise and brief video clips. I’ve learned more watching your videos about trimwork than any other source. I installed my cabinets about 2 years ago and have held off on the crown molding (mostly out of fear of screwing up the limited amount of matching crown that I have) But, now after watching your videos, not only am I installing the crown-I’m also adding the fancy corners? and they look fantastic compared to the 90 deg. angles I was going to do

  23. MrAdamseye says:

    You can? clearly tell by looking at the profile the crown is right side up, and it would not look right inverted.

    As for the inside corner, I like coping my crown. It’s an art that really helps boost my confidence and self esteem.

  24. Jason Black says:

    Love the look but I keep having the small pieces kick back on the saw at the end of the cut and the break. Anyone have a tip??

  25. scooterss2112 says:

    Me? thinks you win!

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