Crown Molding (where to nail)


Old 01-06-06, 06:53 PM
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Arrow Crown Molding (where to nail)

Does crown molding normally get attached to the walls (2x4s on side) or the ceiling (joists) via nailing?

...or both if possible?
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Old 01-07-06, 12:41 AM
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For walls with the joists perpendicular you nail to both studs and joists. For walls parrallel to the joists you'll need to install blocking.
Old 01-07-06, 11:28 AM
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The top 2 ˝ inches of a wall should be solid wood. (double top plate)

If your crown extends more than that, find a stud.

For the ceiling, I am assuming its existing so adding backer blocks would be impractical or impossible. So either find a joist and if the joists are parallel then try “toe-nailing” it through the sheetrock.

The hardest part of Crown Molding is cutting the corners.

Good luck to you.

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