Crown Moulding Tips

Tomorrow we start on one of several jobs requiring the installation of crown moulding. I haven’t cut any since 1996, so I thought I would browse some of the videos on you-tube to refresh my memory. Two things stood out to me that simplified the whole ordeal.

The material sits at a 45 degree angle against the backstop of your compound miter saw, and your saw cuts both inside and outside corners at a 45 degree angle.

The long measurement will always be on the wall for an inside corner, and on the ceiling for outside corners.

We’re finishing up the renovation job, and I’ll post some new photos by the weekend. I’ll also get some shots of the crown moulding jobs. We have a lot of projects lined up. Most of them are smaller than the one we’re currently completing. In order to make profit on these small jobs, we’ll have to get in and out. Should be fun…

Update : Once we arrived at the new job, the material hadn’t been delivered. Part of the crown had already been installed, and the baseboards I found out were included. Here’s what we walked into…

After leaving this job behind, we drove to another which had a garage full of moulding, but only a few 16′ lengths of baseboard. There should have been 550 linear feet waiting on us. It was a frustrating day to say the least. After a conversation with the contractor, we were able to get some material on the job by noon. We lost most of the morning.

This isn’t professional, guys. The original subcontractor ordered moulding that didn’t fit the required list, and left the homeowner’s garage looking like this. If you’re having similar issues or other difficulties with your renovations, please contact us at CoHar Construction and Remodeling.

We did get to talk with the homeowner extensively about his experiences since Hurricane Michael. Eighteen months after the storm, he and his wife are still living in a camper in their front yard. This guy is a Marine Veteran and at 70 years of age, he’s frustrated by the same process that we’re experiencing. It is indeed a sad situation. More later…