- 1 How much space do you leave around cabinet crown molding?
- 2 Where do you nail crown molding?
- 3 How do you measure for crown molding on kitchen cabinets?
- 4 How do you fill the gap between kitchen cabinets and ceiling?
- 5 Can I install crown molding myself?
- 6 Do you glue or nail crown molding?
- 7 Is it easy to install crown molding?
- 8 Do you need a nail gun for crown molding?
- 9 Can I glue crown molding?
How much space do you leave around cabinet crown molding?
More traditionally, the cabinets will go all the way up, leaving about 2 inches of room for the crown molding.
Where do you nail crown molding?
Crown molding is usually nailed to the wall studs along the bottom edge and into the ceiling joists above–a lot of stud-finder work. I skip all that by installing a plywood backer board to the top plate (the horizontal framing member above the wall studs).
How do you measure for crown molding on kitchen cabinets?
Measure a piece of crown molding equal to the length of the cabinet. Place your tape measure on the edge of the crown and extend it to the length of one cabinet side. Use a pencil to mark the exact spot that needs to be cut. Repeat for each cabinet side.
How do you fill the gap between kitchen cabinets and ceiling?
You can build the cabinets to the ceiling (most expensive option), keep the area open (no cost!), build a soffit to match the cabinets, or add a drywall soffit.
Can I install crown molding myself?
Crown molding adds visual interest to a room. In terms of enhancing the architectural style of your home’s interior, crown molding also comes in as one of the less-expensive options. It does not, however, qualify as an easy-to-accomplish task for DIYers.
Do you glue or nail crown molding?
Crown is typically nailed up with a 2” finishing nail and a compressor and finishing gun. Outside corners are usually done with a brad nailer and 1” brad nails with glue. Studs are generally 3-1/2”, drywall a ½” and the crown moulding a minimum of ½”; therefore 2” finishing nails are necessary.
Is it easy to install crown molding?
Crown molding is an inexpensive and easy way to add visual interest and value to your home. With just a few tools and basic carpentry knowledge, you can achieve a stylish upgrade within any space.
Do you need a nail gun for crown molding?
Your local big-box hardware store carries molding in all different styles, and they’ll cut it down for you to the exact sizes you need. Installing it is as simple as buying a box of itty-bitty finishing nails and hammering in the molding. Seriously, you do not even need a nail gun.
Can I glue crown molding?
Use glue to hold the crown molding in place to nail or to provide extra security for using thinner nails. Use material-specific glue when the installation does not allow for nails. Use nails without glue if the install may be a temporary solution to determine if the look is desired.