The Crown Molding & Trim. Install It Like A PRO! book (132 pages, 350+ pictures) is the only book you will find anywhere that tells the novice do-it-yourself person exactly how to easily cut and install crown molding and trim. The book assumes that you have no experience and tells how to make perfect cuts each and every time whether you are using a miter saw or compound miter saw or even working on a horizontal ceiling or cathedral/vaulted ceiling. Three easy steps. Crown molding & trim made simple. Guaranteed!
Watch the video: How to Install Crown Molding In this step-by-step
1. Use a self-locking C-clamp to secure a short 1x4 to the saw table. Position the board at the correct distance from the saw's fence to hold the crown at the proper angle.
2. Set the crown molding upside down against the saw fence and the 1x4 stop block. Cut a return into the end of a length of molding with the saw blade set at 45 degrees.
3. Rotate the saw to the opposite angle and make a second 45-degree miter cut on the other end of the molding.
4. Glue the small return piece onto the mitered end of the crown.
5. Fasten the crown to the wall using a pneumatic finishing nailer. Be sure to drive the nails into wall studs.
6. Cut a 45-degree miter onto each end of a length of crown.
7. On the end that fits into a wall corner, use coping saw to cut a coped joint. Carefully saw along the profile on the face of the molding. Fine-tune the coped cut with a file and sandpaper.
8. Nail the crown molding in place with the coped end pressed tightly against the piece of crown installed previously.
9. Cut a 45-degree miter on the end of the next length of crown to form a scarf joint.
10. Spread a little glue on the scarf joint, slide the pieces tightly together, and nail the crown to the wall.
Ultimate Guide to Trim Carpentry shows how easy it is to enhance any home by adding decorative trimwork or molding–the right way. This book takes a practical, no-nonsense approach to trimwork design and construction. Sections on specific styles help readers choose the type of molding that best suits the design and character of their homes. The beautiful, eye-catching photographs of real rooms provide inspiration for dressing up any space that lacks texture or ornament. Renowned woodworker Neal Barrett details the techniques that ensure a professional-looking job every time. Even novices will be able to install door and window casings, chair rails, crown moldings, and much more like a pro.
Ask the Builder: Crown Molding Installation: Crown Molding/Crown Moulding: Nothing puts the finishing touch on a room like crown molding. Our eyes are drawn to the sculpted lines that create an elegant look in even the most modest room. Now you can learn the tricks of installing crown molding. Master carpenter and nationally syndicated columnist Tim Carter shows you the ins and outs of completing a project that would make a pro jealous. This DVD includes step-by-step detailed instructions, tool lists, the option of choosing multiple camera angles and a special feature called Timâ€™s Tips that will give you tricks of the trade from an expert with over 30 years of experience on the job site. This action-packed DVD is totally interactive and covers the following topics:* Required Tools and Safety
* Positioning and Cutting Crown Molding in a power miter saw
* Inside Corners
* Outside Corners
* Ending Crown Molding on a Wall
* Crown Molding On Top of Cabinets
* Crown in 45 and 60 Degree Bay Windows
* Crown Molding in Stairwells
* Cathedral and Vaulted Ceilings
* Fancy Crown Molding Corners and Installtion Tips for Rounded Corners
* SECRET Nailing Tips!
* No Tedious Coping Required!