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Old 10-20-2011, 04:08 PM   #1
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tray ceiling, need crown molding help??


I have a living room with a ceiling of 8 feet. I installed a tray ceiling due to a renovation. My question is from the bottom of the tray to the top of the ceiling is 11 inches. I want to put rope lighting behind crown molding can someone explain the molding part. Im lost on what size molding. Where to start it, from the bottom of the tray for it to reflex well off the ceiling. Picture of what I have is here, sorry i don't know how to resize

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Old 10-20-2011, 05:17 PM   #2
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Rope lighting is mood lighting, so dropping the molding 2-4 " down from the ceiling would be fine.
As to the size of the molding? What size is the room? How are you energizing the rope lights? An outlet behind the molding?
The molding needs to be ascetically appropriate and functional(to hide the outlet) I'd say a minimum of 3 1/4 to maybe 4 5/8".

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The size of the room is 12 wide by 18 deep

I just have a elec. Wire hanging out to a dimmer, going to put in a single socket for the rope lights, I pit it in the middle 6inches down.

Looked online and they have the molding that attaches and comes out 5" from the tray. I'm lost on how to attach the molding, do I do layers, 1 base then crown? Does the crown not need to be AT&T he'd at the top?
Thanks again for the help
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You would attach brackets around the room's perimeter. It would be mounted to the wall studs and match the spring angle of the crown molding. You could carve out a recess to drop the lights into and clip them in place.
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you also cant legally dim an outlet, which is what it sounds like you want to do.

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