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Need help with moulding angles. Please!

Posted by liptonjl (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 30, 09 at 20:11

I'm not sure if this is a good place to post this question, but I hope so:

We want to put crown moulding in our closet/bonus room. We just cannot seem to figure out the angles! Can anyone look at the pic below and see if you can help? We just want to run a long one down each side, and then connect them above the door. Thanks!


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RE: Need help with moulding angles. Please!

There are any number of threads on this topic, if not exactly in this forum, then in Remodeling, Home Decorating, or Woodworking. The simple answer is that a turn can be in one plane or another but not two planes at the same time. Both turning the corner _and_ turning up the slope of the ceiling in one cut is attempting the impossible; it must be treated as two turns. You turn the 90 degree corner, then with a short horizontal run (the piece will look like a wedge) miter uphill for the rake run. Leveling off for the flat ceiling is just one plane change, so that is a simple miter (measure the actual angle, calculate its complimentary angle and divide it by two for the miter setting).

RE: Need help with moulding angles. Please!

Thanks again :)

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