Re: Crown Molding for a Novice
As jkirk points out, the premade corners will stand out like a sore thumb, for several reasons:
1 - The profile will not be an exact match, you can bet on it.
2 - The you will have two joints in the length of crown, instead of just the single "expected" joint at the corner.
3 - These things are meant for the amateur installer, and when installed, it looks like an amateur did the installation, no matter how much you know about installing trim.
Outside corners are easy enough to do, you don't need premade pieces. Inside corners are equally easy to do, you don't need premade corners. The key to any installation is having the right tools for the job, you will want a miter saw, as these saws produce precise angled cuts and clean cuts. Do not attempt to use a handsaw and miter block, you won't get very far before you abandon the project in frustration. The next tool of necessity is a nail gun, it doesn't have to be anything fancy. You can rent these tools if you do not own them.
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