A traditional crown molding buildup

Traditional style crown molding.

Traditional Style

Finish Carpenter Price c. $12.00/lf + $12.00/Corner or Return

If you can’t decide on a crown molding design, you can hardly go wrong if you choose this one right here.

You’ll find versions of this very same design in buildings throughout history.

It’s made by stacking three pieces of moldings together: the cornice at the top, the lower detail at the very bottom, and the ogee crown molding in the middle.


Posts in This Crown Molding Installation Series

When we installed this crown molding buildup in our kitchen, we took careful step by step pictures and then created this whole installation sequence for you.

1.  How to Install CROWN MOLDING-103 for About $3.00/ft

2.  Crown Molding Limiting Factors

3.  Kitchen Crown Molding: Materials from Lowes $211.75

4.  Building a Crown Molding Model

5.  Preparing the Cornice Molding

6.  My Crown Molding Layout Techniques

7.  How to Install the Crown Molding Lower Detail

8.  How to Install the Crown Molding Cornice

9.  How to Install the Last Piece of Crown Molding

10. Before & After: Another CROWN MOLDING-103 Installation

If you have any questions on any of the installation steps, I’ll be happy to answer them.  Please use the comment section at the bottom of the post.

crown moulding buildup around air vent


Materials Inventory

[Click image for details on each molding or visit my Molding & Millwork Inventory Index page.]















[This is also part of my How to Install Crown Molding Series.]