Crown molding in a room w/one bulkhead


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Old 10-02-18, 06:40 PM
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Crown molding in a room w/one bulkhead

We would like to install crown molding in our dining room. Unfortunately our house has a bulkhead running right down the center and along one wall of the dining room.

This is the wall that separates the dining room and living room. There is a 4' opening in the wall between the rooms and the bulkhead (in the dining room side) is the main HVAC supply trunk for the upstairs.

What does everyone do in this scenario? I've been looking online and can't find any good pics or guidance? Run the crown molding into the bulkhead and leave that wall open? Run the molding along the top of the bulkhead?

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Scott
 
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Old 10-02-18, 07:12 PM
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Hard to say without seeing it. Crown molding goes around the ceiling perimeter so I imagine you would put crown on it.
 
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good point.. i'll post a few pics later today...
 
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Old 10-18-18, 06:51 AM
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Pics attached.... I'm thinking I just do the molding on 3 walls and but it into the bulkhead. I guess I could run the molding across the bulkhead but it will be 2' short of the end of the room.
 
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I think it will look odd without it but it's your house.
 
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I agree with X. Run the crown at the perimeter of the ceiling--all around. The bulkheads are too low to have crown there. Butting the crown to the bulkhead will just call attention to the problem and it will look strange. Ceilings usually have crown all around so that will look normal.
 
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yeah... i think that's what we are going to do... thx..
 
 

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