How to Install a Crown Molding End Cap How to Install a Crown Molding End Cap

What You'll Need
A miter saw
Wood adhesive
A nail gun
Nails
A measuring tape

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.

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