[This is part of my CROWN MOLDING-102 series.]
As with most things in life, you have to lay a solid foundation if you want a thing to last.
This crown molding installation is no different.
In this post I show you how I laid the foundation and assembled the soffit and fascia pieces.
Crown Molding Limiting Factors
This room only had this one limiting factor affecting the crown molding design — the air vent.
I couldn’t put the same old contractor-grade vent cover back on, so I modified the opening a bit and then installed one of my own creations.
You can see how I made VENT COVER-100 here >>
Below Here I’m scribing the layout lines for the nailers and not any other part of the crown.
Below I used lots of Liquid Nails on the back of these nailers. Pressing each nailer against the ceiling and sliding it back and forth helps distribute the glue evenly.
I also did not shoot the brad nails straight into the ceiling. Rather, I shot them on an angle — two across from each other — and at opposite angles out away from their respective edge.
Nothing complicated here.
Cutting a dado in the soffit fascia is pretty easy. You can buy a decent set of dado blades for about $70.00.
I used wood glue in the dado instead of Liquid Nails because I wanted to make sure the piece that gets inserted in the dado sits firmly in the slot.
One inch long 18 gauge brad nails did the trick here.
Before you shoot nails into the soffit fascia, check for square between the two pieces.
I waited until the next day before lifting the soffits up into position because I wanted to make sure the glue was completely cured.
Posts In This Series
3. How to Install CROWN MOLDING-102 Part 3: Making the Soffit