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#387802 - 01/05/13 08:13 AM Re: Easy crown molding [Re: Ken.C]
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By regular crown molding, you mean wood, right?

Just watched a TOH video on doing the coping cut. That doesn't look THAT hard, and if you'll loan me your chop saw, that makes life a lot easier (and less expensive!). I'd love to have my own miter saw, but it's not on my immediate list-o'-things-to-buy.

Ooh, just found another possible issue. The ol' metal studs rear their ugly heads again.. I probably don't have wood to nail into everywhere (anywhere?) in the room. Augh.


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#387803 - 01/05/13 10:19 AM Re: Easy crown molding [Re: Ken.C]
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I'm starting to lean back towards the easy stuff again. More opinions?
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#387804 - 01/05/13 12:04 PM Re: Easy crown molding [Re: Adrian]
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Originally Posted By: Adrian


+1 for the corner blocks. Have them throughout the house, but only the inside corners. IMHO, the outside blocks are HUUUUGGEEEE and really detract from the purpose of the crown.

for the rest of the cuts we used a DeWalt compound mitre saw which has detents in both planes for standard crown cuts. Just practice on some scrap to make sure you're cutting the right direction and angle.
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#387805 - 01/05/13 12:12 PM Re: Easy crown molding [Re: Ken.C]
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Originally Posted By: Ken.C
By regular crown molding, you mean wood, right?

Just watched a TOH video on doing the coping cut. That doesn't look THAT hard, and if you'll loan me your chop saw, that makes life a lot easier (and less expensive!). I'd love to have my own miter saw, but it's not on my immediate list-o'-things-to-buy.

Ooh, just found another possible issue. The ol' metal studs rear their ugly heads again.. I probably don't have wood to nail into everywhere (anywhere?) in the room. Augh.


You can glue (caulk or paneling adhesive) and nail a strip of 2X3, cut on the diagonal directly in the wall/ceiling corner. Let it dry, then nail your crown wherever you want anywhere along the length. Pre-caulk the edges and use a credit card to scrape the excess off after nailing the crown. You'll need two people for this to make it go quick enough to work with the caulk before it gets crusty.
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#387814 - 01/06/13 01:01 AM Re: Easy crown molding [Re: Ken.C]
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So basically in the first link, they are saying "cut it and fill in the crack with mud". Gee, that doesn't help make a good joint.

Now, I did crown in my theater and I measured so many times, had the right tools including a device that measures inside angles, and I still had to fill the joint.

No matter what, crown is tough to put up right unless you have done a lot of it. So many variations in everything that the crown is up against.

I didn't cope anything, I did all cuts with the mitre saw. There are videos on how to do it on YouTube.

Oh, and if you do use caulk, make sure that it is paintable.
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#387815 - 01/06/13 08:24 AM Re: Easy crown molding [Re: Ken.C]
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I know, the first stuff sounds really hinky. Basically, what I've found on (probably?) independent sites is that the people who have used it love it, while contractors think it is junk, but have never used it at all. So...

I think I'm going with it in any case. It's gotta be better than the wires I've got dangling all over the place.
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