Step 4: Cut and Install the Crown Molding

hands installing crown molding to shelf
Photo: Laura Moss
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Place the crown molding in a miter box on an angle so that the deck of the box represents the underside of the shelf, and the fence represents the fascia board. Cut a 45-degree angle on each end so that the piece measures 24¾ inches, long point to long point. (This will make the shorter dimension equal to the width of the fascia board, or 22½ inches.) Cut one return 2¼ inches from square edge to long point. Cut a second return at 2¼ inches, with its square cut on the opposite end. Apply wood glue to the corner pieces and press them together. Holding the nail gun at an angle, drive 1-inch nails through the crown molding into the underside of the shelf and into the fascia board.
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    Tools List

    • circular saw
      Circular Saw
      to cut the beadboard
    • miter saw
      Compound Miter Saw
    • bar clamps
      Clamps
      to hold the bag dispenser together as it dries
    • pneumatic brad nailer
      Pneumatic Brad Nail Gun
    • drill
      Drill/Driver
    • Aviation Snips
      Tin Snips
    • caulk gun
      Caulking Gun
      to apply adhesive caulk
    • artist paintbrush
      ½ inch paintbrush
      to apply wood glue
    • paintbrush
      Paintbrush
      to paint or stain the assembly

    Shopping List

    1. Work gloves

    2. Beadboard paneling

    3. 1x6 to make the fascia board and bag organizer

    4. 1x5 for the shelf

    5. Corner guard to surround the sides and bottom of the beadboard

    6. Crown molding to trim the spot beneath the shelf. Choose a profile with a projection of about 1 inch.

    7. ¼-inch square dowel to create a stop rail on top of the shelf

    8. -inch square dowel to build the frame of the bag dispenser

    9. ¾-inch shelf edging to cover the exposed edges of the tin that covers the bag dispenser10. ½-inch pin nails

    11. 1-inch pin nails

    12. ½-inch sheet metal screws

    13. 3-inch deck screws

    14. ¾-inch wood screws to attach the bag dispenser to the organizer

    15. -inch hole plugs

    16. Hooks

    17. Tin ceiling tile to wrap the bad dispenser

    18. Wood glue

    19. Adhesive caulk

    20. 150-grit sandpaper

    19. Paint