Q: How do you cut crown molding inside and outside the corners for the top of kitchen cabinets?

– William, Nesquehoning, PA

A: Tom Silva replies: Cutting crown molding can be tricky. I like cutting it on an electric miter saw. The trick is holding the mold. First set the molding on the wall so that it extends out past the outside corner of the cabinet. Mark the bottom and back of the molding. Then turn the molding upside down and place it on the miter saw. Turn the saw to 45 degrees and hold the molding tight to the saw table on the back and base of the saw, pretending that the back of the saw is the wall and the base is the ceiling. I would take a piece of molding about four feet, cut it in half and make some practice cuts. And as we all know, practice makes perfect.
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