The Finishing Touches: Moulding Makes The Difference

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When you walk into a grand old home, what are some of the details that pop out at you? Undoubtedly, the crown moulding is going to create quite a stir in you. This ceiling mounted decoration has become synonymous with wealth and beautiful possessions.

Yet, you probably did not know how much work actually went into creating that moulding and mounting it to the ceiling. If you want to recreate moulding of that caliber in your own home or professional office space, you're going to either have to hire a skilled carpenter or you will have to learn how to cut moulding yourself. If you have a personal preference for how you want the moulding to look, then you should hire the carpenter and follow through with these tips. 

Draw the Profile of the Moulding

If you can imagine the moulding from a side view, what does it look like? Having a drawing to provide the carpenter helps, otherwise the two of you may be at a loss for how to start this project. If you can, take pictures of mouldings in older houses that you like, and visit home improvement stores to look at their mouldings and trims sections to see if anything jumps out at you. Then you can point out different pieces of moulding trim that really catch your eye. 

Nothing Jumps out at You? How about Custom?

If nothing really speaks to you when you're looking at older mouldings and mouldings in stores, you could try a third option; custom. You will have to work out the details with the carpenter, since they are the one that will be using the tools to cut the custom mouldings. The carpenter can order and purchase custom-made moulding blades for a mitre saw that will cut pieces of moulding that are perfectly unique and beautiful. To really get an idea of what the custom blades can do, the carpenter will cut and assemble individual sections of the crown moulding, which are often comprised of three to twelve sections adhered and layered to each other to get that "crowned" appearance. 

Put the Moulding Anywhere

Crown moulding of this elegance is often mounted above cabinets, but it also looks lovely above built-in bookcases, and just as a decoration on the top of the wall by itself. Have your carpenter hold the moulding samples against the top of the wall, or just a few inches below the ceiling. Then you can see exactly how you want the finished moulding to look. 

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