Designing Built-up Crown Molding
An impressive crown molding profile, or cornice, is an easy way to add defining character to a room. Combine profiles into a stacked profile for a big impact.
In this video workshop on installing crown molding, Tucker Windover begins by focusing on design. He shows off a range of crown molding profiles from the simplest—a single-piece crown that is a common and easy to install—to more elaborate profiles that combine four or five pieces into one. While we chose to install a more elaborate crown molding profile for this video workshop, the basic principles discussed can be applied to most crown molding installations.
You’ll also see how to build and use simple-to-make jigs that not only save time but will increase the accuracy of your work, including a jig for marking the layout on the wall, for cutting the crown at the proper angel, and a jig for holding the piece while coping inside corner joints.