crownmouldingguide

 

Crown moulding is described as an ornamental piece of wood, metal or plaster that serves to decorate or outline an area in your office or home. The exterior or interior areas of your home or office can be decorated with this material. The walls, ceilings, windows and door openings of your property can be framed using these mouldings. 

The areas from your wall to ceiling will have nice effect with the use of this decorative trim called the crown moulding. The importance of a crown moulding is as significant as choosing a frame for an expensive painting. It is important to choose your crown moulding in relation to the design of your home to avoid negative attention. Be careful not to choose the design of your crown moulding to be not too simple or not too big or small so as not to cheapen the area where it is installed. Some homeowners would go for custom made crown moulding to settle the look of their interiors and personal style. 

Crown moulding is generally installed along the seams where the wall meets the ceiling in a room. 

Your home or office will have an increased value, glamour and beauty if you install crown moulding. 

There are some guidelines to follow before a crown moulding is installed. 

First pointer is to locate all the studs in your walls and ceiling joist. You can locate this by making some pencil marks lightly on the point where you see the moulding up as you nail it.

Figuring out which way the ceiling joists are running is your next preparation. The importance of this is because you have only the nailers for the top of the moulding on two of the four walls, if your room is a square. 

Another easy way to find the size of your triangle nailer is a framing square. The nailer actually does not need to fit perfectly in order to work effectively. 

Your next pointer is not having the nailer force your moulding to sit flush against the wall and ceiling by leaving a little space. 

Your next guideline is the potlight installation of the nailers on the walls without ceiling nailers. By holding the nailer against the wall and ceiling, you can pre-drill the nailer with the use of a counter sink drill bit into the studs on the walls. Afterwards, use a 3 inches coarse thread drywall screw for attaching to the stud. 

 

The next guideline is to provide a reference line on the wall on where the height of the crown moulding installation would sit on the wall. A way to do this is by taking a piece of scrap moulding and place it on the wall and ceiling in a proper way, then do a pencil mark on the wall at the bottom of the trim.