I am nearly finished running crown molding along the top of wall cabinets in my kitchen and am not happy with the results. The crown molding is attached to the ceiling and to a vertical 1 X 3 that runs along the top of the wall cabinets. The ceiling height varies by about 1 3/4 inches from one end of the kitchen to the other end (something I should have thought about sooner). There are eight pieces of molding because of the many inside and outside corners on the wall cabinets. The slope on the crown molding looks pretty bad at one end of the kitchen where the ceiling height changes about 1/2 inch per foot. Would it be better to take down the crown molding and start over running the crown molding level and leave a gap between the top of the crown molding and the ceiling? How hard is it to install crown molding attached only to a vertical surface?
A combination of mitering and coping ensures a tight fit on inside and outside corners.
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