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Crown Molding Response

Posted by Terry Alexander on September 8th, 1997 10:35 AM
In reply to Crown Molding by Margaret Minto on September 7th, 1997 01:33 PM [Go to top of thread]

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> Mitre Cuts and Crown Molding by Handyman on 05/19/2005

First, surely you are using a mitre box to cut your crown molding? If not, you can purchase an inexpensive one and make sure you have a good saw.
Secondly, remember that in cutting molding, whether it is inside corners or outside corners, that all cuts are either 45 degrees or 90 degrees. Of course, there are exceptions, such as irregular shaped rooms, triangular windows or openings, but 99.9% of the time your cuts will be 45 degrees or 90 degrees.
Lastly, you must make sure that your crown molding is sitting "flush" when the actual cut is made. Crown molding can be very simple in design or very elaborate. When you get into the more exotic shapes, you may have to fashion a jig to hold the molding in a proper position for exact cutting.
Crown molding is typically pretty expensive, so find yourself some scrap lumber and test a cut prior to putting the blade to the real McCoy.
Hope this helps.
Terry Alexander

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