Crown molding is turning into the rule rather than the exception. While professionals handle most crown molding or trim jobs, active DIYers can accomplish the same, gorgeous look in just a few, easy steps.
Mark Clement, of MyFixItUpLife, decided to step in and show us how to install crown molding in your home in just a few hours with less than eight tools!
Tools & Materials Needed
- Wood (for Molding)
- Miter Saw
- Coping Saw
- Nail Gun
- Clamp for Saw Table
Tips to Install Crown Molding
- Always exercise extreme caution when it comes to miter saws.
- When cutting scraps, position them upside down in the saw. Pretend the back of the saw is the wall and the bottom of the saw is the ceiling.
- Start with the corners when cutting and adding trim.
- Use scraps or smaller pieces for the corners.
- A return is the end piece of the crown molding for walls without corners. Cut your return piece first at the same angle you use for other pieces.
- Coping ensures the inside pieces are flush. Do not cope with the miter saw. Best to
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Simple but Flavorful Recipes
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