What are the different types of crown molding?

Crown Molding Types:

Flat Crown Molding – Flat crown molding is the most common type of crown molding. It consists of two or three layers of wood boards laid side by side.

The most popular type of flat crown molding is the “C” shape because it’s easy to make and looks good. You can see it in many homes today.

Cove Crown Molding – Cove crown molding is a decorative style of crown molding that was introduced by the late architect Robert A.M. Stern. It is commonly used in formal rooms with high ceilings.

It is best used in foyers, halls, living rooms, and dining rooms. It’s a combination of flat and elliptical crown molding. It is also referred to as “sweep” or “plank” molding.

It is created by milling two different profiles on a table saw.

The first is the common “C”

Elliptical Crown Molding – Elliptical crown molding is a bit complex than other types of molding. It’s a specialty molding meant to cover gaps between two different surfaces at several different angles. or “U” shaped profile. The second is a custom shape that is milled with a series of straight and curved cuts.

It consists of an elliptical face with a fillet on both sides and a several molding planes. It is commonly used to cover gaps where a wall and ceiling meet. You create this molding by hand on a table saw

Stacked Crown Molding – Stacked crown molding is a combination of two or more different types of crown molding to achieve the appearance of greater height. It is typically used in rooms with higher than typical ceiling heights. It is most common to see stacked crown molding in foyers, grand halls, and auditoriums. It is also referred to as “complex” crown molding.

It consists of two or more layers of crown molding profiles. It is often joined with a miter joint and glued. You can also use a spline to create a more seamless look. Beveled joints are also an option.

You can use a combination of molding profiles to create decorative edges and profiles. You can also use different colors of wood to add visual interest. This type of crown molding is very versatile.

Crown Molding Installation:

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It is not a do-it-yourself project. It requires specialized skills, tools, and safety precautions. We recommend you hire a professional.

You can get the services of a molding contractor in your area by contacting your local carpenters union.

How Much Does Crown Molding Installation Cost?

Crown molding installation costs between $2.50 and $10 per linear foot, depending on whether you buy it pre-moulded or it’s a combination of custom and prefabricated molding.

And you can add labor costs on top of that.

If you have your heart set on installing your own crown molding, but you’re concerned about doing the job right, consider taking an advanced carpentry course.

If you know someone who has the necessary skills and tools, see if they’ll agree to help.

If all else fails, remember that most carpenters are busier in the spring and summer, so schedule your project around that. (Just be sure to schedule it sooner rather than later, so you don’t end up having to live with unsightly borer holes in your walls all winter!)

Remember, you get what you pay for. If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys. If you want quality work, you need to be prepared to pay for it.

You can also shop around for a reputable molding installer. Ask friends and family for recommendations and check online reviews.

Are you interested in installing crown molding in your home? Why or why not? What’s the most important thing to you when looking for a molding installer?

Let us know in the comments section below. We always love hearing from you guys!

Or if you have any questions about crown molding, ask us in the Q&A section.

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P.S. If you’re an expert on crown molding and would like to share your knowledge with other pros and enthusiasts, contact us about writing a guest post. We’re always looking for new contributors!

P.P.S Need help figuring out what type of molding that you should use in your home? Our friends over at Molding Designs For Your Home have put together this great guide to help you pick the right molding for every room in your house.

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