Installing Crown Molding

By Robert Robillard on Finish Carpentry

Crown Molding Basics


Crown molding is a decorative trim piece the sits on an angle, and is used to cover transitions between surfaces for decoration. It is installed where the walls and the ceilings meet. They can either be plain or sprung.

It is typically made from solid milled wood or plaster but may be made from plastic or reformed wood.  Installing crown molding to a room instantly adds an aesthetically pleasing and classy look.

Dealing With Molding Ceiling Obstructions

Sometimes there are heating or air conditioning vents in the way of ceiling molding.  Instead of scrapping the idea or covering the vent, consider moving the vent altogether.  We’ve dealt with this many times, READ:  Preparing for Crown Molding

Varieties of common moldings include:rope lighting

  • Crown
  • Cove
  • Astra-gal
  • Bead molding
  • Bed molding
  • Dentil
  • Scotia

Installing crown molding, is one of most important architectural elements used to define interior spaces. Most of today’s interior designers agree that every room benefits from the use of crown molding treatment. rope lighting behind crown molding

The installation of molding smooths the transition from wall to ceiling and defines the architectural style of a room. The size and style of crown molding used may vary widely, from a simple coves in a farmhouse kitchen to large built-up cornice in a grand entryways.

The size and style of molding used may vary widely, from a simple coves in a farmhouse kitchen to open top crown with rope lighting to large built-up cornice in a grand entryways.

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