Re: Crown Molding on Bull Nose corners
Originally Posted by jkirk
A bunch of the Spam here is ******** stuff... strange for an Old House forum. Anywhoo...
The size of the casing is typically nominal 1x4 legs and 1x6 head... though I like a full 4" leg and full 6" head. Keep in mind that the head is overlapped by a small crown so you only see 4-1/2 or 5" of the head casing. (see photo of new casing and the original in the background)
The proportions are more based on typical sizes of the post and beam construction that the trim mimics. Trim details should make sense structurally even though they are ornamental. IMO this produces work that looks better, even if most viewers don't know why they like the look...
Very wide openings look better with a hefty "beam" (head casing)... so maybe step up to a 1x8, etc.
On the phi thing, the use of 4" and 6" actually comes close (****en ratio would be 4" and 6-3/8").
All the best,
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