Home Improvements : How to Measure & Cut Crown Molding

Home Improvements : How to Measure & Cut Crown Molding


Hi, I’m Tim Gipson and I’m going to talk to
you about how to measure and cut crown molding. Now, when we’re measuring for crown molding,
we want to start in a corner such as this, and our first cut, we go right from the wall,
so we want to measure up here, we want to measure from the wall all the way to this
corner. In this case, this is forty four and a quarter. And, then I would measure in the
next wall that I would want to cut the other way. Now, there’s two things you can do, you
can either do an inside corner, or we call, what we call a flush corner. If I’m doing
the flush corner, then when I bring this other piece in, I’m actually going to cut the molding
with the profile using a coping saw, or I can use a miter saw to cut two forty fives
to join those together, and whichever way is easier for you is what you want to do.
Now, with longer spans such as this, when I take the measurement, what I want to do
is I want to take that measurement and I want to add an eighth of an inch to give myself
a little bit of room to, when we put that molding up, that we can push it up in there.
Now, for shorter runs, such as this, we can cut this pretty accurate. Now, one thing to
keep in mind when we’re measuring this, we said that’s forty four, this is an outside
corner, so that forty four and a quarter is going to be to the inside corner of your molding,
so you need to keep that in mind when you come over to your miter saw. In this case,
this is that outside corner, so as you can see, if we orientate this crown molding to
that outside corner then this edge right here is what we measure to, so you need to keep
that in mind. So, in other words, this other one, again you would hold the molding against
the fence and then you would cut that inside so that this would be your angle and that
would be your measurement. O.k, so, it’s important when you’re measuring and cutting for crown
molding, that on your long spans add at least an eighth of an inch so that you don’t come
up short on your molding and then also you make sure that when you’re cutting your molding,
that your marks are oriented to the right dimension for either outside or inside cuts.
I’m Tim Gipson, that’s how to measure and cut for crown molding.

13 thoughts on “Home Improvements : How to Measure & Cut Crown Molding

  1. thanks great production values but IM being fussy why do u have the saw facing away from the camera , its upside down and backwards to the viewer, Im tryn to cut some foam molding and nothing Ive seen so far will work for me

  2. Useless Information. If he is such a expert why didn't he demonstrate the cut & not just talk about it LOL !.

  3. confusing! you are showing me an inside corner and calling it an outside. I'm trying to figure out how to measure. your title is how to measure & cut. good try.

  4. Sorry I still don't get it. I tried that and I came up almost 1/4 of an inch short. You didn't explain how to measure it. Do I add extra?

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