Crown Mold Gap on Outside Corner


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Old 04-10-22, 12:31 PM
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Crown Mold Gap on Outside Corner

Hello,
I've been remodeling my master bedroom on and off over the last couple of years. About a year back I finished the main area complete with new base an crown molding. I stopped putting the molding on in the main area where it comes together with a small hall that leads to closets and the master bath. A particularly long run just shy of 21ft on the crown molding required a splice of two shorter pieces which came off without a hitch and the long piece was hung.

I'm just getting back to starting the hall that leads to the bath and went to match up the crown molding I had hung last year which seens to have pulled back from the edge about 1/16 of an inch creating quite a large gap when putting in place the matching crown piece.

What are my options here other than taking down the log run which I am NOT doing.

Thanks in advance.

gs425
 
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Old 04-10-22, 01:56 PM
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The old saying is: Paint and caulk make a carpenter what he's not.
 
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the crown molding I had hung last year which seens to have pulled back from the edge about 1/16 of an inch creating quite a large gap when putting in place the matching crown piece.
Can it be tightened back up any?
As X stated, putty, caulk and paint can hide a lot. Over the yrs I've made a lot of substandard carpenter work look nice with caulking.
 
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Old 04-11-22, 05:50 AM
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Not sure if the gap is from the wall or at the miter joint but as you see there is rarely a perfect 90 corner.

Here is a cheap and easy tool that I use, at the start of the job you go around to every corner, measure and write the reading on the wall so that when your working on that corner you know what it is before the pieces come together.


 
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Old 04-11-22, 05:57 AM
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went to match up the crown molding I had hung last year which seens to have pulled back from the edge about 1/16
​​​​​​​You can't make a piece that was cut too short longer.
 
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