Cut Crown Molding Like a True Artisan
Crown modelling adds that final touch of beauty to your home. The Pièce de résistance. Crafting and remodelling does take tremendous amount of skill but if you believe in your designer capabilities when it comes to woodwork, you can pull it off without any glitches. In any case, you feel challenged, it’s a great idea to dial the nearest contractor and leave it to the pros.
Long story short, depending on your wallet and ambition, moulding can come in myriad ways of shapes and sizes. If you do feel you are on a shoestring budget, we recommend trying out a medium density fiberboard which is a manufactured raisin board that comes prime cut as a beginning strategy. MDF is quite durable when it comes to areas of heavy moisture such as kitchens and bathrooms.
Avoid Saws with no teeth.
Before we begin, we recommend buying a handheld saw- preferably a Power miter. Moulding requires a lot of precision cutting and power miters are exceptional when it comes to clean cuts and the plethora of ways to use in advanced angles. Always check the teeth of your saw as there can be likelihoods of getting errors in the shapes. A pair of safety goggles will prevent the likelihood of any accident.
Pick out a ruler and get set to measure. Yes, a plan is required to start of a moulding as you can change the specifications mid way into the process. Cut out a piece and see that it fits the wall. In no way are you to begin shaping it without taking appropriate calculations! Do not over cut it. For an outside corner, the top of the portion should be slightly bigger than the bottom and vice versa for the opposite effect. Incase you do screw up, keep patience. Experience does wonders.
Learn to cope
As you begin moulding, you will notice that from 45 degrees up you find it difficult to butt up since most of the moulding styles don’t fit in with the shapes, curves, differentiations between ceilings and walls. You aren’t alone, as this part of the moulding is termed “coping” and many artisans find it extremely difficult to cross this stage.
Here’s how we recommend you cope. Mark the spots with a pencil and saw the place until you get the desired shape. You have to be patient and diligent as it’s a difficult process and extremely time consuming.
Inside clues are generally considered to be more difficult and a 45 degree angled cut can help mould it perfectly. Although you can try optional corner blocks although they are slightly expensive. They sure do make them look great!
Finally, getting it up there
Before you run to the garage to get your hammer and nails, walk about the room and try placing the moulds into place. They generally tend to fit without putting much of a fuss. Should they not, hammer away and cover it with caulk if needed.