Crown molding makes it to the top of most remodeling lists because it adds charm and value to a home—not necessarily because people enjoy spending an entire Saturday trying to get the corners just right. Want a quick fix? Luckily, there's a simple way to beat miter-saw frustration.
Trimroc molding from Canamould Extrusions is a lightweight polystyrene foam coated in hard plaster. It cuts smoothly with a handsaw, and, as This Old House
senior technical editor Mark Powers shows here, it goes up in a flash with joint compound. No coping, no tricky angles, and ragged joints disappear with a dab of mud. So in just a weekend, you can upgrade a plain room to an elegant space—and still leave plenty of time for the rest of your list.
For full step-by-step instructions, shopping list (including where to find Trimroc molding), and tools list, see How to Install Easy Crown Molding