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soberjulie 08-31-2013 04:47 PM

Crown molding on kitchen cabinets
 
Hi all.
We aren't quite sure how to go about installing/cutting the crown molding for the cabinets pictured below. Any pictures/instructions I see online, the center cabinet sits out further than the side cabinets. |How do we neatly join the crown on the side cabinets without a gap?

http://https://www.facebook.com/Juli...18148174882905

soberjulie 08-31-2013 04:50 PM

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The picture....I think.:thumbup:

soberjulie 08-31-2013 04:55 PM

Apparantly....Im not quite sure how to go about attaching an image either :/

SPS-1 08-31-2013 05:11 PM

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Was your photo a .png? Although it says .png is an allowed file type, that is not the case. .png does not seem to work.

joecaption 08-31-2013 05:13 PM

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soberjulie 08-31-2013 05:14 PM

I did it :) Picture is now above

Willie T 08-31-2013 08:06 PM

Usually, you just butt the top cabinet crown molding into the back drywall...... and butt the lower cabinet crown moldings into the sides of the center cabinet since the center cabinet usually sits 4-5 inches forward of the side (lower) cabinets... It generally better accommodates a microwave or hood that way.

Live_Oak 08-31-2013 10:20 PM

As Willie T alludes, the center cabinet should be 3" deeper if you wanted crown molding. When you vary height, you also have to vary the depth of the cabinets.

Like this.
http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_bas...cabinets_1.jpg

Or else you end up with an unsightly molding return. Like this one, only without the creative solution that they found to the problem.

http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_bas...mensions_2.jpg

If your KD designed this and knew you wanted crown, then he should replace the center cabinet with a deeper one free of charge as it's an incorrect cabinet design with crown.

soberjulie 09-01-2013 07:52 AM

Hehe.....there will be no replacing 'free of charge' since we bought and installed the cabinets ourselves ;)

So....now we are thinking we can move the center cabinet out 3" but are toying with how to brace that center cabinet to the wall and will it be solid enough for the otr microwave? Plus making sure it won't cause an issue to vent the microwave outside.
Ha! Happy wifey here loves the cabinets as they are, it's hubby that really wants the crown.

oh'mike 09-01-2013 09:05 AM

Where is the vent for the microwave?

Is it possible to open the wall and install a 3 1/4 x 14 inch flat duct behind the drywall?

That is a nice feature as it keeps the cabinet above from being cluttered up with a steel duct---

soberjulie 09-01-2013 09:51 AM

The microwave can be vented from the top or back, hubby is just measuring now to see if we can run the duct inside the wall :)
More cupboard space is always a good thing!

oh'mike 09-01-2013 10:51 AM

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Originally Posted by soberjulie (Post 1236743)
The microwave can be vented from the top or back, hubby is just measuring now to see if we can run the duct inside the wall :)
More cupboard space is always a good thing!

See if you get lucky----if the stud bay is open---good news.--if a stud is in the way---bad news.

soberjulie 09-01-2013 12:39 PM

Well, no such luck. There's a stud in the way.
Oh well....I have 4x the cupboard space in my new kitchen compared to the old. Having that cupboard as a useful one would have just meant shopping for more kitchen junk anyhow ;)

I think I've got hubby talked into nixing the crown. That way, we install the venting and otr microwave today.
One step closer to a finished kitchen :)

Fix'n it 09-02-2013 08:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Live_Oak (Post 1236635)
As Willie T alludes, the center cabinet should be 3" deeper if you wanted crown molding. When you vary height, you also have to vary the depth of the cabinets.
Or else you end up with an unsightly molding return. Like this one, only without the creative solution that they found to the problem.



If your KD designed this and knew you wanted crown, then he should replace the center cabinet with a deeper one free of charge as it's an incorrect cabinet design with crown.

thanx. i am designing my cabinets right now. and i, nor the CAD guy, took this into account.


they count just space it out the 3".


OP. i say do the crown. it just doesn't look right without it.

12penny 09-02-2013 10:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Fix'n it (Post 1237076)
thanx. i am designing my cabinets right now. and i, nor the CAD guy, took this into account.


they count just space it out the 3".


OP. i say do the crown. it just doesn't look right without it.


Agreed. Looks unfinished. I've done it as shown in the second picture of post #8. Only the homeowners and I really notice it. Not the best way but better than no crown.


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