How to Install Built-up Crown Molding
Use these time-tested design principles and basic carpentry techniques to create beautiful layered crown and cornice trim details that will dress up any room in your house.
Synopsis: Built-up molding assemblies may seem complex to install, but as remodeler Tyler Grace describes, the work is really just layering molding profiles using simple carpentry. With the example of a shallow cornice molding he installed in a small bathroom, Grace walks through the steps of installing the frieze, soffit, bed molding, fascia, and cove molding, and gives solutions for wavy walls and ceilings. The article includes an explanation of proper architectural profiling with examples of molding designs, as well as tips and techniques for installing a layered buildup.
At first glance, installing a built-up cornice or crown molding assembly may seem complex or daunting for even the most experienced carpenters. Whether it’s the layers of profiles, blocking, copes, miters, angles, or existing conditions, you are contending with a lot of variables during planning and installation. The fact of the matter is that when you break down the assembly, it’s…