First, you need to choose the molding for your room. Crown moldings are available in a variety of colors, designs, and materials. While it might be tempting to choose a wide molding with lots of carved details, you need to remember that it should match the decor and proportions of your room.
Choose the ornately carved ones only if you have a large room with country-style decor. Otherwise a fairly straight trim is a good choice for a contemporary home. Next, you need to get all the supplies required for installation.
- Crown molding
- Electric miter saw
- Fine grit sandpaper
- Stud finder
- Tape measure
- Wood filler
To do this, you will need to use a stud finder. When you locate a stud on the wall, just mark the spot with the pencil. Locating and marking the studs on the wall is very important as the molding has to be nailed to the studs. The molding should never be nailed to the drywall as it does not provide enough support.
Now, cut the molding with the dimensions that you had taken earlier. Cutting the molding is the most difficult part, so you need to be careful. Use the electric mitered saw to cut the molding at a clean 45 degree angle. To get a flawless cut, you should turn the molding upside down before making the cut.
Installation costs are very low when you do it yourself. Crown molding can also be used to enhance the look of furniture. One of the best ways to use this decorative trim is to install it on kitchen cabinets. Installing molding on cabinets is a good DIY project that you can finish in a day.