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Old 12-04-2015, 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by BIGnUGLY View Post
Bologna, bumps to the bottom on crown. Every finish carpenter in the world pukes when he sees upside down crown.
They may puke when they see mine regardless of orientation
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Originally Posted by Prospective View Post
Perhaps but I was taught that the most detailed edge goes toward the bottom. It will "work" either way but it's usually more visually appealing with the detail down.
Thanks for the pics yours looks really good. Like the rope lighting effect.

And for an update I tore down the old stuff. Bought a larger better looking crown molding and some outside corner blocks for those two corners. Pics to follow when I get it up.
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Originally Posted by rudeskawn View Post
Thanks for the pics yours looks really good. Like the rope lighting effect.

And for an update I tore down the old stuff. Bought a larger better looking crown molding and some outside corner blocks for those two corners. Pics to follow when I get it up.
Thanks, actually used strip LED's like on a boat.
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Obvious answer, burn your house down.
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and two piece crown, chair and base always look better.
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Originally Posted by nccoaster View Post
Obvious answer, burn your house down.
I am pretty close right now... F crown molding.
Old 12-04-2015, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by BIGnUGLY View Post
Bologna, bumps to the bottom on crown. Every finish carpenter in the world pukes when he sees upside down crown.
No such thing as upside down
Like most moulding it can be installed anyway you want. it is not a law that it be installed a certain way. It's what ever you prefer
However, the most widely accepted way (and the only way I've ever seen it installed) is with the small cove down against the wall but the classical crown is a centuries old design and the scotia at the bottom is made to balance the the ogee (wave) at the top. It creates the proper shadow & balance

The only thing when installing crown that you need to be aware of is you don't want the crown to extend out onto the ceiling more than it comes down the wall. That could happen depending on the spring angle
Old 12-04-2015, 08:52 AM
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Originally Posted by rudeskawn View Post
Pics to follow when I get it up.
Hey Pal, not on this site...
Keep that in your own closet.




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Termination block.
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Originally Posted by Thalasso View Post
No such thing as upside down
Like most moulding it can be installed anyway you want. it is not a law that it be installed a certain way. It's what ever you prefer
However, the most widely accepted way (and the only way I've ever seen it installed) is with the small cove down against the wall but the classical crown is a centuries old design and the scotia at the bottom is made to balance the the ogee (wave) at the top. It creates the proper shadow & balance

The only thing when installing crown that you need to be aware of is you don't want the crown to extend out onto the ceiling more than it comes down the wall. That could happen depending on the spring angle

I could nail the base on upside down too, but then we'd be right back to people puking.
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Originally Posted by Striper In View Post
Hey Pal, not on this site...
Keep that in your own closet.




Well I guess I will just post some pics of the crown molding then
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I still need to put some filler around the corner block but I think it will cover up those jacked up corners well.
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From the living room.
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Okay, this is just a taste thing and yours may be different from mine so not nit picking. If you're going to do the outside corner with a block I'd do both, on either side of the door. I like symmetry. If you marked carefully you could even conceivably cut that corner right out and insert your block.

Also, that crown is MUCH nicer.
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That is a good idea. I didn't even think about the other side of the door. Just wanted the two ends to match. Back to Lowes...

On that note when I left Lowes this morning a couple pieces of the molding flew out the bed of my truck (I was being lazy and didn't put a strap on them) so I pulled over quickly. As soon as I got off the road my truck leaned hard into the ditch and I knew I was in a bad spot. After 10 minutes of back and forth in 4lo I finally made it back to the asphalt. Man I felt like Russ H this morning. It was one thing after another but it was all self inflicted.
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Originally Posted by rudeskawn View Post
That is a good idea. I didn't even think about the other side of the door. Just wanted the two ends to match. Back to Lowes...

On that note when I left Lowes this morning a couple pieces of the molding flew out the bed of my truck (I was being lazy and didn't put a strap on them) so I pulled over quickly. As soon as I got off the road my truck leaned hard into the ditch and I knew I was in a bad spot. After 10 minutes of back and forth in 4lo I finally made it back to the asphalt. Man I felt like Russ H this morning. It was one thing after another but it was all self inflicted.
Looks good sir. Crown molding is not for the faint of heart but the results really dress up a room.
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Originally Posted by rudeskawn View Post
Well I guess I will just post some pics of the crown molding then
Thank God for that!



Looks good, the Crown Molding that is!


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Looks great!! Nice work.
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Originally Posted by Thalasso View Post
No such thing as upside down
Like most moulding it can be installed anyway you want. it is not a law that it be installed a certain way. It's what ever you prefer
However, the most widely accepted way (and the only way I've ever seen it installed) is with the small cove down against the wall but the classical crown is a centuries old design and the scotia at the bottom is made to balance the the ogee (wave) at the top. It creates the proper shadow & balance

The only thing when installing crown that you need to be aware of is you don't want the crown to extend out onto the ceiling more than it comes down the wall. That could happen depending on the spring angle
Well, basically true, but most of us cringe when we see it "upside down". Now, the Port St. Lucie method is to nail it flat to the wall and caulk the bottom........ Yes, I've seen it that way.

To the OP..you're gonna have to return it on itself and start the second run the same way..no way to marry the two runs together.
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Thanks for all the help. Now my crown is right side up and I have the blocks on the corners. I did some other decorative trim around windows and doors today because I didn't want to tackle more crown. Tomorrow back at the crown molding in the living room.

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