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    Default ceiling trim??

    I just bought a old house that was built in the 20' and it has what i guess would be crown moulding but is on the wall flat. But it is weird because it is held down from the ceiling about a quarter inch consistently throughout the whole house. Does anyone have any clue why they did that or what it is for?

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    Default Re: ceiling trim??

    That is what's known as a picture moulding. Back in the olden days, rather than filling the wall full of nails to hang things, the moulding was installed and all things were hung from it instead. Google Image "picture molding" for examples.
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    Default Re: ceiling trim??

    oh ok i would have never thought about that thank you.

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    Default Re: ceiling trim??

    It is also plaster walls that crack real easy when nailed into so the wood was installed so no wall failures. I have seen people add some molding to cover the crack and it looks really custom....

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    Default Re: ceiling trim??

    There are many companies which sell the hooks as well, you're sure to find a style that fits you!

    http://houseofantiquehardware.com/s....FQzxDAodQESuBA

    I bought the hammered copper ones when I installed my own picture rail from this company....looks like they're out though. They look awesome in my house!
    http://swanpicturehangers.com/rail_hooks.shtml
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