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Mitre cutting crown molding for corner cabinets
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Bill in TN    Posted 10-11-2003 at 14:09:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Trying to get the final touches on the wife's updated kitchen. I'm adding the crown molding to the cabinets and I'm stuck. I have 90 degree cut the molding on both wall cabinets on each side of the corner cabinet. I then cut a 45 for the corner cabinet and it doesn't match. I've played with scrap and still can't figure out what I'm doing wrong! Can anyone end my misery?

Sid    Posted 10-11-2003 at 15:08:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bill try If I were there I could show you since I am here I can't tell you but I think this will help. Remember whe looking at the piece in the saw you are looking at it upside down and inside out so too speak. I have done quite a bit of what you are doing but not doing it on a regular basis I ruin a ot of practice cuts till I finally get it. I hope the site helps.

Lazy Al    Posted 10-11-2003 at 15:04:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Have you pulled out your hair yet ?
Try turning it bottom side up and hold it as it would be when you in stall it. and cut your 45 deg . Draw a line on your table so they all are the same . It's been awhile since I have did one but it should work .

deadcarp    Posted 10-12-2003 at 08:44:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
yep, that 45 degree cut is the key - then hog out (a coping saw would be nice but an angle grinder works too) any raw end that projects beyond the 45, and it should snug right up against the mating piece :)

Lazy Al    Posted 10-11-2003 at 17:22:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Went out in the shop and tried cutting some and I guess you don't have to turn it up side down .Just hold the molding to your fence as you would put it on the wall . Maybe put a little cleat on the table . two 45's will make the 90
once you get one right SAVE a pattern .

Fawteen    Posted 10-11-2003 at 14:18:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
It's a compound miter. You might find this link helpful:

Rich    Posted 03-31-2006 at 08:00:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Noticed the link to my crown molding calculator and just wanted to inform anyone who uses it that it has changed to...

Bill in TN    Posted 10-11-2003 at 16:49:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes, pulling my hair out.....22 1/2 degrees on all the cuts....I bought some crown at a local discount house and found out why it was discounted. 2 1/4th on some, 2 3/4 on the wonder it wouldn't work...darn I hate it when that happens.....try to save a buck or two and spend more time fooling with material than it's worth...not really saving anything am I?....thanks for the link Fawteen....

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