Drywall entrance to living room

Old 01-03-14, 05:44 AM
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Drywall entrance to living room

I'm planning to put crown molding up in my living room, but have an issue with the entrance into my living room. There is nothing separating it from the hallway and I don't want to extend the crown into the hall. I've attached a picture with the entrance I'm referring to.

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The black box is what I want to frame and drywall. Is there anything specific way I should handle this?
Old 01-03-14, 05:48 AM
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Why not just end the crown molding at each end of the doorway? You'd cut a 'return' so the crown would die into the wall. If you go with framing it out, you'll need to remove the corner bead and drywall at the top of each side and secure your framing to the sides. Are there any joists in the ceiling that intersect the opening?
Old 01-03-14, 06:01 AM
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I agree with marksr. You should just return the crown moulding to the wall. You can either do a single return (by cutting two 45 angles) or a double return (by cutting four 22.5 angles). The double return looks a little more rounded.

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