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Rohey 05-25-2008 12:50 PM

Need crown install expertise (pic's)
Wife would like some crown installed in the master bath room. Lot's of angles but certainly something I can do except I don't know how to approach this one spot. Kind of an odd arrangment where the walls and the skylight come together. Run it around and the crown would stick out. The other option would be to do returns just prior to the funky angle but that would just call attention to it. Any ideas? I told the wife I won't do the project until I figure this out first.

AtlanticWBConst. 05-25-2008 12:57 PM

My First suggestion would be to stop the lengths of crown on each wall, just short of the opened area, and do self-returns on each ends.

There are some picture examples on these links:

buletbob 05-25-2008 03:48 PM

I would continue to wrap the corner with the crown. What are you going to do when you run into the left short side wall . it appears that the ceiling is sloped. are you going to stop at that point.????. anyway what I have done in the past is keep your horizontal lines lined up around the wall, at the sloped ceiling area I riped and laid a piece of window stool on top of the crown so the bottom profile stickes past the top edge of the crown about 1/8" to create another shadow line. when you come to the outside corner of the crown miter the sill back into the sloped skylight wall. I fell that would be another option. in addition to what atlantic suggested.

Jay123 05-25-2008 03:57 PM

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I think I would try to wrap the crown. I've got to go out to dinner but I'll draw the little block that I would install over the top of the "open air" crown tomorrow and post.


rong1 05-25-2008 04:55 PM


Originally Posted by AtlanticWBConst. (Post 125725)
My First suggestion would be to stop the lengths of crown on each wall, just short of the opened area, and do self-returns on each ends.

There are some picture examples on these links:

You are my hero!!!!:clap:Been stumped with crown molding myself. The angles are killing me. That first web site is very helpful . Thanks for sharing it.

Jay123 05-26-2008 08:01 AM

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Here are some shots with a "cap" over the crown.


Jay123 05-26-2008 08:13 AM

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Here's a couple pics showing where I had to do something a little similar to a basement staircase.

In the first picture you can see on where the crown moulding at the tops of the columns extend beyond the ceiling and we made caps for them.

In this case we had to cap them because every time you walked down the stairs you would be looking right into the top of the crown moulding.

In the second pic you can see where we did a crown return to the left of the stair case.


Rohey 05-26-2008 11:07 AM

Thanks for the ideas, pics and drawings! Jay, I really like your cap idea.......This forum rocks!

I thinking that a low profile piece "above" the cap may further soften the look. How about this run the crown just as you have drawm, insert the cap "inside" the crown flush with the top and then maybe a piece of base board laying back down on top of the cap (with lower profile to the front and higher profile to the back). Simple return to finish the end. I don't have the drawing skills Jay does but I think you all can follow my thoughts. It will be painted crown so it should blend in nicely with the ceiling.....or maybe something with a higher profile? or ???????

Jay123 05-26-2008 11:16 AM

Your welcome Rohey. Your idea to use something like baseboard would work well I think.

After you get the crown installed, you'll just have to putz (that's a professional term :wink:) around with it until you come out with something that suits you...I do it all the time.


Jay123 05-26-2008 11:29 AM

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Here's a couple of shots with a 3/8" (instead of 3/4") profile. I painted your crown and door casing for you too.:thumbsup:


amdspitfire 06-01-2008 10:50 PM

get rid of the wallpaper first

pwhoolboom 06-02-2008 03:34 PM

That looks awesome Jay...Just gave me some ideas for my funky house....

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