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skuba 07-02-2013 10:38 PM

Need better way to finish crown molding.
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Hi. Kitchen remodel, brand new cabinets with crown molding. GC guys put back piece of old crown molding but I don't like the way they have done it. It's ending on a straight line and butting on the cabinets crown molding. Picture shows it much better. Any suggestions for a better way to make this look better finished?

Thanks so much

oh'mike 07-02-2013 10:43 PM

What is that original crown made of?

A shot from further back might help us see---

A mitered return might look better--possibly in the face of the wall before the cabinet end wall---

skuba 07-03-2013 12:15 AM

Thanks for the reply. Not sure what it's made of. I think it can be wood. The finish on the picture is kind of mittered already against the other piece on the wall it corners with. Unless you mean to mitter it in a different way. I would really appreciate if you can explain it more.

I won't be able to take another pic until tomorrow, but I really wanted to provide feedback to GC first thing tomorrow morning before they will start paint work.

sixeightten 07-03-2013 03:32 AM

Is that existing crown plaster? We had to do one last year that had plaster crown. We ended up using a larger 2 piece crown and going over the existing. Yours is going to be very difficult to make look right.

skuba 07-03-2013 09:44 AM

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Yes, it's plaster. Covering it wouldn't be better since the big issue here is to solve for that small part of the wall where it's butting against the other crown. I am trying to figure out the best way to finish it in a way that it doesn't butt the way it is. I think the weirdest part is that it ends straight while the other crown is curved.

Here are some ideas I mocked on photoshop. What do you think? Other ideas?


BigJim 07-03-2013 10:19 AM

Do you have more of the plaster molding, to do as you have there you would have to extend the molding, but then it still won't work, there isn't enough room for a return.

I hate kill blocks but that would be a good place for one.

sixeightten 07-03-2013 04:45 PM

Somebody has two screen names:

beenthere 07-03-2013 05:54 PM


Originally Posted by sixeightten (Post 1211146)
Somebody has two screen names:

Not anymore.

skuba 07-03-2013 06:00 PM

I didn't create a second username on purpose. Had simply forgotten I had signed for this forum before.

Anyway, still looking for some suggestions for this problem with crown molding.

What's a kill block?


BigJim 07-03-2013 07:56 PM

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Kill block.

skuba 07-03-2013 10:23 PM

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Thanks guys. Problem solved. They went with one of my ideas and I think it looks good.

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