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How to Install Crown Molding in a Kitchen

Crown molding is a great and simple way to improve the look of a room. Learn how to install crown molding in a kitchen.

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Step 1: Measure Around the Walls

Tips:
Take your time and measure carefully. Crown molding can be tricky if you move too fast.

Cuts are made while crown molding is upside down. Test the fit around each corner first before installing.

Measure along cabinet sides and around walls to get the length of each piece.

Step 2: Cut the Molding with the Miter Saw

Adjust the miter saw to cut at the correct 45-degree angle taking into account when cutting that, since the molding is being held upside down, that the "bottom" of the molding is actually the top.

Step 3: Hold the Miter Saw 'In Position'

Hold the molding "in position" on the miter saw. "In position" means the molding is at the angle at which it will be installed; the sides should be flush with the bottom and fence of the miter saw.

Step 4: Create a 90-Degree Angle

After carefully making the cut, follow the same steps to get the next piece. Make sure that the pieces fit together and create a 90-degree angle.

Step 5: Secure the Crown Molding

When installing on a wall, use the pneumatic nailer to secure the crown molding at the wall studs.

Note: When installing the top of a cabinet, space the finish nails about 12 to 16 inches apart.

Step 6: Fill In the Nail Divots and Joints

Caulking can be used to fill in the nail divots and fill in the joints of the molding.

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