#286 - December 2004
As any seasoned carpenter will tell you, installing crown molding
is anything but a routine task. Unlike most moldings, which are attached
flat to the wall, crown molding rests at an angle between the ceiling
and wall. Because it “leans” at an angle, working with
crown molding requires cutting compound angles, which can be a tricky
operation. To complicate matters even more, walls and ceilings are
seldom flat, square, and plumb.
In spite of these obstacles, it is possible to get great results when
installing crown molding. Like most carpentry jobs, it just takes
a little know-how.