How to Install a Crown Molding End Cap How to Install a Crown Molding End Cap
You will need to know how to install crown molding ends if you're adding this trim to a room in your house. Crown molding ends are designed to create a finished termination to a piece of molding.
Step 1 – Securing the Molding
Use your miter saw to make a 90-degree cut in your piece of crown molding. You will connect the end cap to the cut end of this piece of molding. Use your nail gun to secure the cut piece of crown molding.
Step 2 – Measuring the End Cap Space
Use your tape measure to determine the distance between the wall and the top of the molding. If necessary, note this measurement on a piece of paper. You will use this measurement for cutting the end cap.
Step 3 – Cutting the End Cap
Use your miter saw to make a 90-degree cut in a short piece of molding. Be careful to cut a piece that allows you to keep your hands back from the saw. Use your miter saw to make a 90-degree cut from the beveled end of your cut molding. The top of the piece will be the length of the distance from the wall to the molding. The bottom of the cap will come to a point.
Step 4 – Securing the End Cap
Apply wood adhesive to the back of your end cap. Position the end cap into place. Use your nail gun to secure the end cap to the wall. Use a damp cloth to remove any excess adhesive from the end cap.