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How To Cut Crown Molding For Beginners



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What's up everyone? Welcome back to The Durbin  Compound. If you haven't met me already my name is  

Devin Durbin. So today on the channel we're doing  a short video on how to cut crown molding like  

a pro. I've had multiple friends in the finish  carpentry trade and they've taught me some tips  

and tricks. So today I'm going to share them with  you as I do a bathroom project...redoing a little  

bit of crown molding and kind of updating it. So  I'm going to share them with you today, so stay tuned.

All right guys, first things first with doing crown  molding and doing it correctly, you need to have  

good solid measurements. So I'm going to take you  inside to the bathroom...real world. We're going to go  

in and measure exactly how I do it, so we can have  nice precise fitting when we're done. So let's head on inside. 

All right guys, now we're in the bathroom  here. Now what I want to do is measure from inside corner to inside corner.

Basically this gives  us a crown molding that comes together with an

inside corner. So what we want to do is have a very  accurate measurement here, so that our crown fits  

very tight up in the corner. So a good way to do  this so that you're not trying to push the tape  

measure into the corner and figure out exactly,  you know, what it is, you're kind of

guesstimating. What you want to do is, you  want to pick a spot in the wall where you  

can count an even number. And then you'll measure  from the other side to that mark. So I'll show you  

exactly how I do that here so I'm put my tape up  here I want a mark at let's see I'm right close  

to 50 inches so what I'm going to do is turn my  pin around and I'm gonna make a little mark at  

50 inches so I always usually use a fine tip pen  or a mechanical pencil some people use the the  

carpenters pencils or whatever but I think they  make too big of a mark so now that I've made my  

mark at 50 inches now we're gonna come across  from the other side of the wall and we're going  

to measure out to our our 50 inches so the  measurement is 21 and 5/8 so you add 50 plus  

21 and 5/8 makes it 71 and 5/8 so now I'm gonna  go back out to the miter saw we're going to show  

you exactly how to cut that 71 and 5/8 all right  guys I'm gonna show you how to quickly and easily  

make an inside cut so I'm not going to measure  out my 71 and 5/8 right now but I will teach  

you how to make an inside cut here so I've put  tape on both sides of my fence I have went ahead  

and marked my crown what you want to do is you  always want to put the top here on the bottom of  

the bottom of the platform okay so the table  is top tt tabletop okay you want to always  

have the top of your crown molding if you're  putting it up against the wall like this you  

want to always have the top upside down so turn  your crown upside down even that rhymes man I'm  

doing batting a thousand today okay make sure  that's tight with your fence and you go ahead  

and put that line there for reference so you can  hold it there every time so if you're doing an  

inside cut an inside corner you always want to  make sure the bottom of your crown is longest  

so that will go to the corner and it will come  out so what we're gonna do is we're going to  

take this piece and cut it for an inside corner  so what we want to do is we want to make this  

now our longest our longest side so we're going  to slide down here and we are gonna turn my saw  

in 45 degrees we are going to hold our crown cap  the at the up against the fence correctly upside  

down now you want to goes nice and nice and slow  with the sharp blade it will leave less nicks it  

will make a very very crisp cut here we go okay  now we've cut one side now what we want to do is  

we want to come back the other direction so here  this is getting a little too little for a little  

too small but we're gonna make it work I'm gonna  hold my crown here and we'll make another cut

now we're going to take this in half and I'll show  you exactly how it fits together okay so now we  

have an inside corner so basically what this is is  when it goes up in your ceiling you have an inside  

corner that fits together so always remember the  top of the crown goes down you cut it a 45 degree  

angle and literally you're just working with  either the long the long side is the bottom or the  

long side is the top depending on if you have an  outside corner or an inside corner but just always  

remember table top right there and then make sure  your crown is upside down same thing and then  

you're cutting for inside or outside corner and  just go nice and slow with it if you're worried  

about it I always try to be real precise with  my markings use a fine tip pen or a mechanical  

pencil and you'll be just fine make accurate cuts  measure once or measure twice cut once and it's  

as simple as that all right guys I hope you got a  little bit out of that video easy way to cut crown  

just make sure you're you're placing it right on  the miter saw you're making real fine cuts always  

be careful always you know operate the sole as  if it was your first time don't get complacent  

and get hurt it is a saw blade spinning close to  your hand so just just beware just be careful out  

there guys so I hope you guys liked the video I  hope to see you click Subscribe as always give  

me a thumbs up or a thumbs down whatever you're  into and yeah I think that's all I usually say  

so I'll see you guys the next video if you guys  have any questions about my band-aid here it's  

from a different project it's not from the  miter saw so just hold up on it all right