crown molding

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

In The Allen House, 1928

In my continuing effort to show you historic examples of the molding design and installation techniques I preach about here on The Joy of Moldings, I give you what I call a hanging crown molding.

This one I found recently while touring Birmingham, Michigan’s, historic Allen House.

Not every room is designed in such a way that you can stop your crown molding in the same place it started, so you have to find ways to terminate the pattern.

A hanging crown molding return is the easiest method to use.


crown molding

Great rooms and foyers, with their open floor plans and odd geometry, are the most common places you’ll employ this technique.

Isn’t it nice to know that you can use this same molding installation technique that the craftsman of old used?

They say no one installs moldings like this any more.

I say that’s just wrong. You know why?

Because YOU still install moldings like this!

historic home

Good luck installing your crown molding and making your house beautiful for you and your family!

Further Reading

1. Four Ways to Terminate a Crown Molding  This is my big design post on the subject.

2. How to Return a Crown Molding to the Wall  And this post shows you step by step how to install a hanging return.

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