# Thread: Crown Molding on Bull Nose corners

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## Crown Molding on Bull Nose corners

Can anyone tell me what the cuts are for a corner that is bull nose?

2. ## Re: Crown Molding on Bull Nose corners

Depends on how "round" you want to make the corner and how good you are at making those cuts. You can cut the corner square - inside corners would be trimmed to fit the cove, outside corners are a typical 45* cut on each leg, the gap is then caulked. You can 45 the corner, the 45* piece will go across the inside/outside corner. You can buy special cove moulding pieces for the corners. Or you can "horse-tooth" the trim, making as many segment cuts as you like to go around the arc of the curve.

As for the angle of the cut, again that depends on the number of joints within the corner. Basically, take the degree of the angle of the corner - say 90*, and divide it by the number of joints times two, to make the change of direction
Examples:
90* with two pieces of trim = 90*/(1 joint x 2) = 45*
90* with three pieces of trim = 90*/(2 joints x 2) = 22.5*
And to save yourself some serious headaches and hassles, cut yourself some sample blocks of trim with the cuts you need to make for both inside and outside cuts and mark them accordingly. This way, there's no brain bending to figure out what angle to set the saw or how to lay the material into the saw for the proper cut, all you do is match the sample block to what you're trying to cut and set the saw to that.

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## Re: Crown Molding on Bull Nose corners

Thank you very much. I will try this out.

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## Re: Crown Molding on Bull Nose corners

Can anyone tell me what the cuts are for a corner that is bull nose?
This is a slideshow of the method I use for crown on bullnose corners:

http://s436.photobucket.com/albums/q...view=slideshow

Cheers,

Basswood

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## Re: Crown Molding on Bull Nose corners

Originally Posted by jkirk
believe what basswood posts, he's a contributer to finehomebuilding magazine. this guy knows his stuff. makes normy look like an apprentice

hey bass, this is woodworkbykirk
Hey Kirk,

Here you're a senior member and I'm the newbie...

...say what's with all the Spam posts here?

Weird.

All the best,

Basswood

6. ## Re: Crown Molding on Bull Nose corners

Basswood,
How do you prevent separation with wood expansion and contraction?
Jack

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## Re: Crown Molding on Bull Nose corners

Originally Posted by JLMCDANIEL
Basswood,
How do you prevent separation with wood expansion and contraction?
Jack
I used the dowels like rebar and a double layer of expanded metal lath stapled to the crown and dowels. Interestingly the wood to plaster joints in that home proved more stable than wood to wood joints.

Here is the article:

http://www.finehomebuilding.com/how-...n-plaster.aspx

8. ## Re: Crown Molding on Bull Nose corners

It certainly was a beautiful job.
Jack

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## Re: Crown Molding on Bull Nose corners

Ditto what Spruce posted,,,the cuts should be 22.5..Cut the pcs and use them for a template.......
Basswood thats pretty slick, yrs ago I seen a plaster guy do the same thing in a church, He had to do some repairs to the existing plaster crown. I think he made the trowel out of some sheet metal........Nice job

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## Re: Crown Molding on Bull Nose corners

Originally Posted by JLMCDANIEL
It certainly was a beautiful job.
Jack
Thank you, Sir.

It was a fun project.

Regards,

Basswood

http://basswoodcarpentry.com/