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Caston 03-27-2009 03:21 PM

Crown molding help
I'm sorry if this has been asked before, but I'm new here and not sure where to find the info.
Question is, with an 8' ceiling, what is the best size crown molding to use. I've seen some that just take over the room and looks way too big.I've seen some that is so small I wondered why they even put it up in the first place. Is it all up to personal opion or is there kind of a guide?
I'm sorry if this has been asked before, but thanks for the help in advanced.

sausagefingers 03-28-2009 03:30 PM

Really it's just person choice. But usually on an 8' ceiling I'd go with a 3-4" in crown, that's not going to overpower anything. But I've also had to put up a stacked crown with 5 1/2" crown in a room with 8' ceilings and it didn't look too bad.

bjbatlanta 03-29-2009 09:03 AM

As stared above, it's personal preference. I like 2-3/4" on 8' ceilings. If you've replaced base and/or door casing with something wider than standard, crown should also be wider.....

gibear2k5 04-06-2009 12:54 PM

Large room (master bed, living/family rooms, theater) w/ 8 foot ceilings I like to install 4" crown.

Smaller rooms (walk in closets, bathrooms, and office) I like the 3" stuff.

Caston 04-07-2009 03:28 PM

Thanks guys. I'll try to get samples and see how it looks.

gibear2k5 04-07-2009 04:38 PM

Be sure to show us pictures when your done.

vsheetz 05-03-2009 05:00 AM

I just went through this very process for 8' ceiling in my home. I tacked up a few samples which revealed that smaller is better for the lower ceiling - we went with a 3.5" and are very pleased now that it's all up.

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