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Old 11-22-2013, 11:43 AM  
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crown molding above cabinets

OK- I figured out how to get the nailer attached to the top of my cabinets and now I can install the 3" filler piece and crown molding. There is about 5" between top of cabinets and ceiling. Now i held a piece of the crown molding up where it needs to go against ceiling. of course the ceiling is not exactly straight so there are places where the molding is not flush-
Do I leave a small gap all the way across or find a way to nail it as flush as I can?
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Old 11-23-2013, 08:43 AM  
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The filler is attached to the blocking, and the crown to ceiling. That allows the crown to "float" up and down the filler to disguise the out of level ceiling. The distance between the crown and cabinets will vary, but it will fool the eye into seeing things as level.
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Do it right from the beginning if you only want to do the job once. It'll be cheaper in the long term.
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Excellent suggestion Live_Oak.
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