Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Carpentry

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-08-2011, 03:03 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 85
Share |
Default

Crown molding


I have no Idea what type of ceiling I have.. I have searched vaulted, tray, and a few others but I have yet to see the same type of ceiling as mine.. My question is how do I add crown molding to this type of ceiling..
I have attached a photo of my ceilings.. Thanks for the help
Attached Images
 

mchipser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2011, 04:40 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Freeport Maine
Posts: 484
Default

Crown molding


This is a personal opinion....you can't add crown mold to that room and have it look right.

1910NE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2011, 04:53 PM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 28
Default

Crown molding


That I would say is a type of tray ceiling, least wise in Fulton County.
The only way I have seen crown installed in that set-up is to install it on first angle and hold it down so that it does not contact the angle or flare. Similar to installs where a light is laid behind crown to illuminate up. You would have to put a nailer on the wall before installing it to provide sufficiant nailing.
framingrailman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2011, 05:24 PM   #4
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1
Default

Crown molding


Inspector called ours a "coffered ceiling".
CluelessInKs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2011, 07:21 PM   #5
Member
 
firehawkmph's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Near Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 1,572
Default

Crown molding


It is a coffered ceiling. All four walls angle in at the top.
Mike Hawins
firehawkmph is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2011, 08:21 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 85
Default

Crown molding


Everything I am finding about coffered ceilings are with exposed beams
mchipser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2011, 11:54 AM   #7
Member
 
firehawkmph's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Near Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 1,572
Default

Crown molding


Doesn't have to have beams MC, coffered refers to the shape. Have to agree with previous poster, crown molding could be done, but not in the traditional sense. Not sure it would look right.
Mike Hawkins
firehawkmph is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2011, 09:24 PM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Freeport Maine
Posts: 484
Default

Crown molding


Another option would be to use tongue and groove, or bead board on the coffered ceiling, from the point where the vertical wall plane meets the diagonal ceiling. You could then add a trim detail to finish it off. Not exactly what you were aiming for, and probably more expensive...
1910NE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2011, 07:19 AM   #9
KemoSabe
 
loneframer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 644
Default

Crown molding


IME, a coffered ceiling is divided into segments and typically wrapped with wood or composite trim. In this area, yours is referred to as a tray ceiling.

Here is an example of what we refer to as a coffered ceiling.
Attached Thumbnails
Crown molding-033.jpg   Crown molding-011.jpg   Crown molding-003.jpg  
__________________
It's not that it took him an hour to make 100 bucks, it's that it didn't take you 10 hours to save 100 bucks.
loneframer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2011, 07:28 AM   #10
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 28
Default

Crown molding


Quote:
Originally Posted by loneframer View Post
IME, a coffered ceiling is divided into segments and typically wrapped with wood or composite trim. In this area, yours is referred to as a tray ceiling.

Here is an example of what we refer to as a coffered ceiling.
now thats a coffered ceiling!
framingrailman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2011, 07:44 AM   #11
Old School
 
Willie T's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: St. Petersburg, FL Minds of moderate caliber ordinarily condemn everything which is beyond them.
Posts: 3,634
Default

Crown molding


A "coffer" is descriptive of a box... often referring to a box money is kept in. Decorative ceilings 'boxed' in are called coffered ceilings. Most often they have a series of boxes in the ceiling.

What you have is known as a 'tray' ceiling because it resembles an inverted tray as you look up at it... Tray ceilings don't typically have any divisions within their structures as coffered ceilings usually do.
__________________
"True eloquence consists in saying all that is necessary, and only that which is."
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Willie T

Last edited by Willie T; 09-10-2011 at 07:51 AM.
Willie T is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2011, 09:00 AM   #12
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 85
Default

Crown molding


Thanks for the clarification... When I lookup tray ceiling I see a recessed part of ceiling but not via an 45 degree angel is.. More like a recessed box..
mchipser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2011, 09:49 AM   #13
KemoSabe
 
loneframer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 644
Default

Crown molding


Quote:
Originally Posted by mchipser View Post
Thanks for the clarification... When I lookup tray ceiling I see a recessed part of ceiling but not via an 45 degree angel is.. More like a recessed box..
We refer to them as stepped, or recessed ceilings. possibly regional terminology
Attached Thumbnails
Crown molding-055.jpg  
__________________
It's not that it took him an hour to make 100 bucks, it's that it didn't take you 10 hours to save 100 bucks.
loneframer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2011, 10:10 AM   #14
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 85
Default

Crown molding


Yea that's what I am finding.. I still have yet to a see a pic like mine on google.. But it seems crown molding on my ceilings are pointless now anyway
mchipser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2011, 06:24 PM   #15
KemoSabe
 
loneframer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 644
Default

Crown molding


The architects in this area refer to your ceiling as a tray.

If the angled portion was greater than the flattened area, it would be referred to as a vaulted ceiling.

If the angle went to the structural ridge beam, it would be considered a full cathedral ceiling.

Then, you have your barrel vault into full tray
Attached Thumbnails
Crown molding-020.jpg   Crown molding-015.jpg   Crown molding-043.jpg   Crown molding-047.jpg  

__________________
It's not that it took him an hour to make 100 bucks, it's that it didn't take you 10 hours to save 100 bucks.
loneframer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
making own crown molding marin001 Carpentry 7 03-28-2010 11:08 PM
General crown molding tips for rookies. speedster1 Carpentry 5 02-16-2010 07:18 PM
Need help on Crown Molding on inset Trey Ceiling pacumming Carpentry 2 01-30-2010 12:13 AM
Crown molding on with catherderal celing for LED lights My_attempt Carpentry 20 07-22-2009 10:52 AM
Paint Crown Molding Before or After Installation? gmhut Painting 24 06-03-2009 08:38 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.