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mdf cove crown molding

Cove Crown Molding

This is a wonderful MDF crown that functions as part of a Traditional, Craftsman, and especially, a Victorian crown molding buildup.

I’ve been buying it for as many years as I’ve been installing moldings, and hopefully you can find a place for it in your home too!

Warning: This molding is notorious for being very different between batches.

You can buy two pieces of this crown from the same stack from the same Lowes Home Improvement, and yet they will not match when you try to blend them together on a scarf joint, and sometimes, even at a cope joint.  [Learn more at this post >>]

I learned this lesson the hard way.

So make sure you turn each and every piece over to make sure the primer over-spray patterns match exactly.  That’s the only way to tell if they are all from the same batch.

Price and Specs

  • Unit Price  $21.84/8′ stick
  • Price Per Foot  $2.73
  • Material  MDF
  • Vendor  Lowes Home Improvement
  • Spring Angle  45 degrees
  • Projection  3-1/2″
  • Drop  3-1/2″



Patterns You Can Make that Use this Molding



Before & After: Craftsman or Victorian Style Valance Box

[This is part of my DIY Molding & Millwork Inventory Index.]

2 Responses to CM-003

  1. Tricia February 25, 2013 at 2:30 PM #

    I am just getting started with planning the upgrade to all my “colonial” trim. I am having a difficult time locating this molding. Can you help?

    BTW, great website. I wish I could pin it to pinterest though. I am coordinating all my projects through my pinboards there.

  2. Ken February 25, 2013 at 3:33 PM #

    Hi Tricia,

    I tried to look it up on Lowes website for you, but their site is all confused and won’t load the pages for me.

    If you show this post to someone in the special order department, I’m sure they can find this exact molding for you.

    As for Pintrist, I had to lock the images because our pictures were being removed one by one from our site over to Pintrist. We hope you enjoy all of the hard work we put into The Joy of Moldings right here on our blog.

    Good luck Tricia!

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