Cutting Crown molding with 135 degree angle wall

Discussion in 'Misc DIY' started by Steven, Feb 12, 2006.

  1. Steven

    Steven Guest

    Hi,
    I am trying to butt a piece of Crown molding up against the wall at a
    135 degree (inside) corner.

    I am using the 'lay the molding flat and look up the tables' approach
    to figure out where to cut. The moulding is rather large so I can't
    stand it up and just slice 135 degrees.

    Any suggestions as to what miter/bevel angles will give me a 135 degree
    angle?
    Is is even possible?

    Thanks
    Steven, Feb 12, 2006
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  2. Steven

    Ken Guest

    Steven wrote:
    > Hi,
    > I am trying to butt a piece of Crown molding up against the wall at a
    > 135 degree (inside) corner.
    >
    > I am using the 'lay the molding flat and look up the tables' approach
    > to figure out where to cut. The moulding is rather large so I can't
    > stand it up and just slice 135 degrees.
    >
    > Any suggestions as to what miter/bevel angles will give me a 135 degree
    > angle?
    > Is is even possible?
    >
    > Thanks


    Here is a crown molding calculator:

    http://www.construction-resource.com/calculators/crown-molding.php

    A 135 degree inside corner should be the same as doing half of a 90
    degree outside corner.

    Ken
    Ken, Feb 13, 2006
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  3. Steven

    dnoyeB Guest

    Steven wrote:
    > Hi,
    > I am trying to butt a piece of Crown molding up against the wall at a
    > 135 degree (inside) corner.
    >
    > I am using the 'lay the molding flat and look up the tables' approach
    > to figure out where to cut. The moulding is rather large so I can't
    > stand it up and just slice 135 degrees.
    >
    > Any suggestions as to what miter/bevel angles will give me a 135 degree
    > angle?
    > Is is even possible?
    >
    > Thanks
    >



    why not search the internet for crown molding. There are techniques
    that involve carving out the mold shape that are simpler than precisely
    matching the angle. Otherwise, there is a small hand device you can buy
    that is used to precisely match angles and transfer them to your work.

    Do you have a miter box or power saw or what?

    --
    Thank you,



    "Then said I, Wisdom [is] better than strength: nevertheless the poor
    man's wisdom [is] despised, and his words are not heard." Ecclesiastes 9:16
    dnoyeB, Feb 13, 2006
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  4. Steven

    Jim Conway Guest

    Ken,
    It looks like a great tool, but I'm a bit confused by the values
    calculated.

    For wall and spring of 90 degrees each and for moulding applications
    using butts meeting coped edges, isn't a miter and bevel somewhere
    around 32-33 degrees each?

    This calcutor might be good if you're to miter your moulding for each
    corner, but because walls are rarely square and coping is more
    preferable in those instances, how can I apply this calculator for
    projects to be coped?

    TIA!!


    Ken wrote:
    > Here is a crown molding calculator:
    >
    > http://www.construction-resource.com/calculators/crown-molding.php
    >
    > A 135 degree inside corner should be the same as doing half of a 90
    > degree outside corner.
    >
    > Ken
    Jim Conway, Feb 13, 2006
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  5. Steven

    Steven Guest

    Thanks! That did the trick, I knew it couldn't be as hard as I was
    making it.
    Steven, Feb 14, 2006
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  6. Steven

    Ken Guest

    Jim Conway wrote:
    > Ken,
    > It looks like a great tool, but I'm a bit confused by the values
    > calculated.
    >
    > For wall and spring of 90 degrees each and for moulding applications
    > using butts meeting coped edges, isn't a miter and bevel somewhere
    > around 32-33 degrees each?
    >
    > This calcutor might be good if you're to miter your moulding for each
    > corner, but because walls are rarely square and coping is more
    > preferable in those instances, how can I apply this calculator for
    > projects to be coped?
    >
    > TIA!!
    >
    >


    For coping, you could still use the calculator. First cut the piece
    that will be butted, then use the calculator to miter the other piece,
    then cope it as usual. Of course make sure that you cope at an angle
    that will work with whatever wall angle you have.

    Ken
    Ken, Feb 14, 2006
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