How Do You Install Crown Molding On Top Of Cabinets??

Table of Contents

  • Step 1: Attach 2x4s.
  • Step 2: Attach 1x4s.
  • Step 3: Cut a 45-Degree Angle.
  • Step 4: Cut Baseboard for Front of Cabinet.
  • Step 5: Attach Side Pieces.
  • Step 6: Attach Crown Molding.
  • Step 7: Cut Crown Molding for Side of Cabinet.
  • Step 8: Cut Crown Molding for Front of Cabinet.

How do you attach crown molding?


  1. Determine which type of crown molding to use. Wood molding can be expensive.
  2. Cut the corners of the molding.
  3. Measure and mark the wall.
  4. Cut the first measured piece.
  5. Cut the next piece to fit an inside corner.
  6. Understand how the pieces fit together.
  7. Cut the molding at a 45-degree angle.
  8. Cope the joint.

How do you install cabinet trim?



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How do you measure and cut crown molding for kitchen cabinets?


  • Use a tape measure to find the length from one cabinet side to the next. Place the tape measure flush against each area you will add crown molding to.
  • Use a sliding bevel to find the angle of outside corners.
  • Measure the angle of inside corners with a sliding bevel.
  • Use a protractor to find the degree of each angle.

Should kitchen crown molding match cabinets?

But if we’re painting kitchen cabinets in a new color, homeowners often ask us whether their crown molding should be painted to match. Since crown molding often joins up with the kitchen’s upper cabinets, the color choice will get noticed.

Do cabinets need crown molding?

Cabinet doors on either side of the window are different sizes. 6 ) Never run cabinets all the way to the ceiling without a two piece crown molding or a solid wood spacer. Ceilings are never level and there needs to be some way to disguise this. 7 ) Never put 8 feet of cabinetry in an 8 foot space.

How do you hammer crown molding nails?

Drive the nail heads to just above the surface of the molding with a hammer, and set them just below the surface using a nail set. Finish nails have a dimple in their tops that’s meant to mate with the point of a nail set. Nail sets come in three sizes: 1/32 in., 2/32 in., and 3/32 in.

Is it hard to install crown molding?

The hardest part of installing crown molding is cutting the corners. You can’t do it like any other trim pieces because the molding sits at an angle between the wall and the ceiling (Image 1). Using a coping saw (Image 2) is the easiest way to cut the corners because a coped joint is tighter than a mitered joint.

Which side of crown molding goes up?

Crown molding can look good both ways: in its usual alignment or upside-down, which makes it difficult to determine the end that’s supposed to be the top. Generally, the end with the least amount of detail goes on top, and the decorative trim faces the bottom.

How do you install upper cabinets?



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What do you do with space above kitchen cabinets?

7 Things to Do with That Awkward Space Above the Cabinets

  1. Put some baskets up there and stash your stuff in them.
  2. Use the space to store cookbooks.
  3. Add a little art.
  4. Squeeze in some extra wine storage.
  5. Add an extra shelf above the cabinets.
  6. Fill the space in.
  7. Move your cabinets up to the ceiling to re-capture the space.

What angle do you cut crown molding corner cabinets?

Set miter angle to half wall angle. For example: 45° miter for 90° walls. If using a Compound Miter Saw, Set Bevel angle to 0° (No bevel) On an inside corner, the top of the molding will be shorter; on an outside corner, the bottom will be shorter.

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