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The tricky task of cutting crown molding in the kitchen


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

– William, Nesquehoning, PA


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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