previous
  • Read FHB on Your iPad
    Read FHB on Your iPad
  • Clever daily tip in your inbox
    Clever daily tip in your inbox
  • Design Inspiration
    Design Inspiration
  • Video: Install a Fence
    Video: Install a Fence
  • Video Series: Tile a Bathroom
    Video Series: Tile a Bathroom
  • 9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
    9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
  • All about Roofing
    All about Roofing
  • 7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
    7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
  • Remodeling Articles
    Remodeling Articles
  • 7 Small Bathroom Layouts
    7 Small Bathroom Layouts
  • Ultimate Deck Build 2015
    Ultimate Deck Build 2015
  • Energy-Smart Details
    Energy-Smart Details
  • Tips & Techniques for Painting
    Tips & Techniques for Painting
  • Radiant Heat Comparison
    Radiant Heat Comparison
  • Basement Remodeling Tips
    Basement Remodeling Tips
  • 7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
    7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
  • Master Carpenter Videos
    Master Carpenter Videos
  • Magazine Departments
    Magazine Departments
next
Pin It

Upside Down and Backward Works Best for Crown Molding

A simple jig and a couple of pattern blocks reduce the risk of cutting at the wrong angle

hvt034.jpg

Although the crown can be hand-held while it’s being cut, a simple stop strip placed on the table (or on an auxiliary table) keeps the crown at the correct angle to ensure consistent miters. Watch as Fine Homebuilding editor Tom O’Brien demonstrates Clayton DeKorne’s system for accurate crown molding cuts. DeKorne, a carpenter and writer in Burlington, Vermont, also recommends using a pair of pattern blocks to ensure that the molding is always situated right before a cut.

For more on using miter-saws, check out Clayton’s article Choosing and Using a Miter Saw.


From Fine Homebuilding 146, pp. 54-61
May 1, 2002


Plus get a free gift
Become a Fine Homebuilding Member and get 3 months free. Offer ends 1/30/15 Start your free trial now