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Old 09-14-2010, 12:35 PM   #1
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"Flexible" Crown Molding


I would like to install some crown molding in my house, but I have a couple of areas that are going to cause me problems.

The front door of the house is in a 'turret' - which is basically two stories tall and is 12' in diameter. So not only would I look to install crown molding in the turret, there are some adjoining rooms where part of the walls are curved

What products are available - foam, what? Any other tips or tricks?

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Trim supply companies have the flexible moldings of most kinds but are a little pricey, also look online.


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Supply houses are a good place to look. They should have a selection of flexible moldings. But as jiju1943 says, they will be pricey. And they might not have your profile. Another alternative is to use drywall compound and create your own in place. Take a plastic putty knige slightly larger than the profile of your existing, desired molding and cut the profile into the knife. Taking a small piece of the molding and tracing the profile onto the plastic is a good start. Cut and sand to proper size. No the hard part. Start adding drywall mud ceiling/wall joint to fill the space. Use a fast setting mud - 5 minutes. Use a knife that is shorter than the one that you made the template out of. If you used a five inch knife for your profile, use a four inch for filling. Once the joint is filled, add additional coats using your profiled knife. Rinse and repeat. Sand as necessary.
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Well, thanks for the suggestions - I located a local supplier who sells a resin based preformed molding that will match the radius, I will have to go in and see how much $$$$
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