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Drop ceiling install with crown molding, perimeter supports?


Old 12-18-08, 06:51 AM
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Drop ceiling install with crown molding, perimeter supports?

If I am installing crown molding along with my drop ceiling, do I still need to use the drop ceiling perimeter supports, or will the crown molding take the place of that?

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Old 12-18-08, 10:28 AM
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I think either way will work. My only concern would be if the crown is not perfectly level the ceiling might have visible gaps. I think it would be easier to install the metal perimeter and then place the moulding, especially if the trim is stained.
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I would think it would be easier/better to install the crown after the ceiling is up. Hopefully you could keep the gap between the crown and ceilings panels to a minimum.

Whether painting nor staining, it would be easier/quicker to apply all coats except the final one to the crown before installation.
Old 12-18-08, 05:07 PM
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Doesn't necessarily need the wall channel... but I'd install the crown first (nail the crown up through the metal tracks, then clinch the nails over) and then lay the ceiling in.

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