Use one long strip for a row of cabinets the same depth then apply wood glue to each strip nail it in place and let dry.
Add crown molding to top of cabinets.
Use whatever scrap you have handy.
Dry fit the crown molding by holding the front piece and a side piece against the front and side of the baseboard image 1.
Attach crown molding run a bead of glue along each piece of molding image 1.
Measure the length of crown molding you will need.
Place the crown molding at the top of the riser so it touches the ceiling and nail it in place to the riser image 2.
We started off by attaching some scrap 1 x 2 leftover from the fireplace build to the tops of the cabinets with the nail gun and some wood glue like so.
Cut the nailing.
Provide a nailing surface for crown moulding by attaching solid wood mounting strips to the top edges of the cabinets.
Measure the crown molding lower edge.
How to add crown molding to cabinets choosing crown molding.
If you plan to top a bunch of cabinets with crown molding a jig makes it far easier to make.
Cut strips of straight 3 4 in x 1 1 2 in wood to fit the front and sides of each cabinet.
Using a nail gun nail the crown to the baseboard.
Construct a guide fence for use with your miter saw.
Begin by using a tape measure to determine the total length of.
This extra height provided more surface for the crown to rest against since our cabinet doors leave little space above them.
Then glue a 3 4 inch thick strip of clear poplar to the molding s top edge.
Crown molding comes in a vast array of styles and sizes so picking one that s ideal for your.
Each joint in your cabinet molding will form a compound angle.
Make sure the strip s front edge and the top of the molding are flush as shown at right.
Prepare and install framing along the top of the.
Cut the nailing strips.
Instructions measure the nailing strips.
Cheap wood tends to split crack and warp when compared to mdf.
Paint or stain to your preference.
It is important to fill in the face frame overhang if there is one before installing crown moulding.
Making a molding jig.
The side of the cabinet must be flush with the side of the faceframe for the crown moulding corner to be square.
Measuring angles for.
The pre primed mdf crown molding i purchased was under 1 foot and all of the boards were perfectly true and free from any surface blemishes.
For the sleekest appearance the bottom edge of the crown molding will be flush.
Use a pin nailer to nail into the corners of the two pieces of crown molding image 2.
Make sure the pieces are together and in place snugly.
Fill in the gap with a piece of scrap wood that equals the gap.