Just like decorative moldings, crown moldings are an important addition to strengthen your walls and ceilings. When houses are made, there are gaps at joints and spaces left for contraction and expansion. To cover this, flutes would be used in olden days. Crown moldings are the contemporary option. It is indeed a very smart alternative.
‘Crown molding’ may seem like a complicated term, but installing it is not a very hard thing. Yes, it has a professional touch but there is every chance that there will be a guy in the house with a mechanical touch.
This is an essential element in installing crown molding. It is where you make the mold and then pass it to the ceiling or wall later. The bottom of the mold, generally made of metal, is the longest part and generally is equipped with fallacies. You use the miter box to correct the loopholes, cut the size and screw and nail the molds. The measurement of the sizes and shapes should be right and accurate.
You have to make an assumption as to how many places you need to put the crown molding in the ceiling or wall. You cut that many splices and a few more, just in case your assumption was wrong. The nature and size of the walls are important and the splices should not overlap the corners. Keep in mind that no warping should be hard to correct. For that, measure and re-measure the splices and the places they will fit.
Just try and remember how Michelangelo’s Church ceiling adornment was done. That is the process and you may need to do it sleeping on your back. Just make an arrangement for scaffolds or revolving planks, which you may take to different part of the home. Fit the moldings with time in hand. Ensure that the light is fine while doing it. The room is adequately heated and not damp for the splices to dry out. And keep the kids away at least till they become compact.
Knife is a good asset
Use the knife to find out which areas of the walls are getting weaker inside. Cut square and spherical joints and affix them with the help of screws and nails. This needs an alert mind. You should not leave any area as holes may widen and in turn make the whole place ugly.
You may also need wooden putties, sandpaper and handsaw. Other items may also help in ensuring that you get the crown moldings well in place. If there is any problem, you can always have expert help. You should have full command over the angles. The general angles at work are 45 and 90 degrees.