crown molding on cathedral ceiling

An ogee molding is an excellent companion for this style crown molding.

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

Gina Asks:

My husband and I want to install a flying crown molding in our vaulted master bedroom.  We’ve already selected a 4″ crown. 

However, we’re unsure of what additional trim pieces to buy to finish the bottom part of the crown.

Will you tell us what pieces we need to purchase to complete this project?

Thanks, Gina

Ken’s Answer

finish trim joiner carpenter kenHi Gina,

The style of lower detail is dependent on the style of crown molding you chose, so without a picture I can only guess.

But if you chose a classic ogee crown molding — like the one pictured above — then you can be confident using PM-008.  It’s a common molding profile and is usually sold as a baseboard molding.  You can find it just about any place that sells moldings.

If you didn’t buy an ogee crown, then you could email me a picture and we can go from there.

Good luck.  Let us know how it all turns out!