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Old 04-29-2007, 08:17 PM   #1
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I am installing crown and triple bead molding on the top of my kitchen cabinets. When the run of the molding is longer then the actual piece. what is the best way to cut it to seam them together. Thanks

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I am installing crown and triple bead molding on the top of my kitchen cabinets. When the run of the molding is longer then the actual piece. what is the best way to cut it to seam them together. Thanks

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Hi,

We like to use the 33.9į Bevel detent....(Preset detent on the compound miter saw) and match the next piece to it.

Your best bet is to try and get the 'break' or seam over a stud.

Set the length (that is attached to the wall 1st) with the 'cut-side' facing up. Attach the 2nd length with the 'cut-side' facing down and onto the 1st length....

We like to attach these together using wood glue and 18g brad nails to hold them together at the seam.

Then attach the pieces into the stud behind: Nail thru the seam so that the 15g to 16g nail passes thru both lengths of stock and into the stud. Normally, if you just went ahead and did this without glueing and attaching the seam first, the two ends could shift when the nail gun is fired and become slightly mis-aligned...

I'm sure that there may be other tips from other members....

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The "old standard" is to cut the joint on both a 45 degree bevel and miter, but I personally never liked the long diagonal seem this gives. I prefer to just cut a 45 degree bevel straight across the pieces and glue them up. If the cabinets are open above, I glue a backer block across the seam, held in place with a couple of spring clamps until the glue dries. Try to put the seam in as inconspicious location as you can, and cut so that you are looking acros the top on the seam from the most common viewing area. I often us the factory preset crown bevel also, just to eliminate the chance of the saw not being reset before the next crown cut.

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Thanks for clarifying that Troubleseeker.

Obviously, my answer was based on crown-molding installed on a wall.....
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Thanks AtlanticWBConst & troubleseeker for the advice.


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