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marin001 03-28-2010 06:26 AM

making own crown molding
 
hope i am in the right section, if not please move to correction place.

i am getting ready to paint my living room and want to put up crown molding but my problem is that i have wood panels that i painted three years ago and would prefer not to tear them down. where it meets ceiling to wall there is a 9 in. gap that i covered with trim wall paper. decent job but the whole thing now is that i would like to put crown molding but the crown molding that would cover that space is way too expensive so i was wondering should i make my own crown molding by using 1in by 4in pine/oak and putting trimming on the bottom then crown on top leaving some space in between them. (like they do kitchen cabinets on top) sorry for the long story but try to put as much info as i could. :thumbsup:

Bob Mariani 03-28-2010 07:21 AM

sort of on the right track. you want to build up the molding profile using several standard stock trims. Look at some pictures from fireplace mantle catalogs for ideas. We make these the same way. making your own is not practical. crown comes in three spring angles. the angle to use depends on your height of the ceiling.

Ron6519 03-28-2010 01:43 PM

As Bob said, you can use the layered approach to build up the profile you want. I don't understand why you would leave a space on top. The space in the kitchen is usually due to the cabinets being far from the ceiling.
Ron

marin001 03-28-2010 09:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Ron6519 (Post 420812)
As Bob said, you can use the layered approach to build up the profile you want. I don't understand why you would leave a space on top. The space in the kitchen is usually due to the cabinets being far from the ceiling.
Ron

sorry may i stated that part wrong, i meant right below that top part. there would'nt be any space. thanks for the replies.

marin001 03-28-2010 09:22 PM

moulding
 
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Originally Posted by Bob Mariani (Post 420675)
sort of on the right track. you want to build up the molding profile using several standard stock trims. Look at some pictures from fireplace mantle catalogs for ideas. We make these the same way. making your own is not practical. crown comes in three spring angles. the angle to use depends on your height of the ceiling.

the reason is because i used to have a drop down ceiling, and the previous owner did'nt put the panel all the way up to the ceiling so they left about a 9 inch gap and the crown moulding that would cover that is just way too expensive and would be considered ''special order''
non returnable if i dont like it.

marin001 03-28-2010 10:15 PM

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just to give an idea of the direction i am looking to go see attached photo

upper left photo

marin001 03-28-2010 10:56 PM

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this is the kind of moulding i would like to install, could anybody tell me the name of this moulding

thank you in advance

Jay123 03-28-2010 11:08 PM

It's called.....crown... :laughing: ... CR49 by the looks of it...maybe .50 - .60 a lin. ft.

It's the basic (but nice) stuff ya see all around...and available at HD and Lowe's :).

J


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