what material to use for crown molding???
I seem to have read that there is a wide variety of materials of construction for crown molding presently. That I don't need to go with the traditional heavy wood crown. What do you recommend for cost and appearance? I've heard that molding made of gypsum (dry wall) can be found but where? Does it end up looking like painted wood? Or that there are lightweight alternatives that are easier to use and cheaper than pine. I still want it to look like wood so super smooth plastic crown wouldn't be preferable. I'd be interested in hearing of your experiences and where to buy (mail order, specialty lumber yards, etc).