Crown Molding-ceiling alignment

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Forum topic by balsabob posted 12-02-2007 11:21 PM 1558 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-02-2007 11:21 PM

Topic tags/keywords: crown molding

My sister is having an installer put in some prefabricated cabinets for her kitchen and the crown molding running along the top of the cabinets do not meet the ceiling in the center. There is a small gap of approximately 1/4” in the center and is flush on both ends of the molding. I don’t have a picture which would help in explaining the problem. I was going to suggest that the installer use a block plane and remove some material from the top of both ends of the molding.

Any suggestions?


-- Bob, Calif.

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#1 posted 12-03-2007 01:06 AM

I agree with ebanista….find a happy medium to scribe off. Either that or put a really heavy trunk in the attic over that center area…LOL

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#2 posted 12-03-2007 02:14 AM

im with ebanista as well . crown moulding is something i do a lot of and its pretty much taboo to scribe it to a ceiling if you do any id make it as little as possible. theres not any great fix that i know of for this problem unless you do have access to the cieling from above an attic or crawl space . i havent personally tried the heavy trunk idea lol but i have actually went into the attic and driven shims between the ceiling joists and the sheet rock and forced the sheetrock down a bit . if you have accsess let me know and ill give you some help on how to locate the exact spot you need do this

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