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.