In Progress: Crown Molding

In Progress: Crown Molding

As mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been learning how to do more advanced trim work and been applying it throughout the house. One of the first projects was to install crown molding in our guest bedroom. It was an initial challenge to learn how to compute and accurately cut compound angles, but I eventually settled on a solid technique. For the actual crown (angled part), I use a miter saw at a 45 degree angle and flip the trim upside down such that the deck of the miter saw represents the ceiling. I calibrate the clamps on the saw to keep the trim at a 45 degree angle pointing up, and that gives me the correct compound angle for everything to meet correctly. This project is still in progress (I have yet to sand and stain the installed trim), but the results look really good so far:





Jon Hardin


By day, Jon is the CEO of a software company. Outside of work, Jon is an avid home improvement enthusiast who enjoys a wide variety of renovation, landscaping, and other projects.

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