Standard 38/53 Crown Moulding on 90 Degree Corners
Most crown moulding purchased off the shelf has a wall angle of 38 degrees and a ceiling angle of 52 degrees. This tutorial is designed to work with 38/52 Crown Moulding on a compound miter saw for 90 degree inside and outside corners.
Crown Moulding Cheat Sheet
Here’s a cheat sheet for cutting crown moulding if the above doesn’t make sense.
|Outside Corner LEFT||Miter 31.6° left, Bevel 33.9° left (both counterclockwise, keep right)|
|Outside Corner RIGHT||Miter 31.6° right, Bevel 33.9° right (both clockwise, keep left)|
|Inside Corner LEFT||Miter 31.6° right, Bevel 33.9° right (both clockwise, keep left)|
|Inside Corner RIGHT||Miter 31.6° left, Bevel 33.9° left (both counterclockwise, keep right)|
Notice that an outside corner left is the same cut at an inside corner right, and an outside corner right is the same cut as an inside corner left.
Illustration from Ryobi Compound Miter Saw Instruction Guide
Advanced or Production Use
What happens if you have ALOT of crown moulding to cut? You don’t want to be readjusting the saw bevel every time you make a cut. Here’s how you can set the bevel once, and then just either flip the moulding or adjust the angle of the saw cut (easier) to quickly make different cuts.
Bevel Saw 33.9 Degrees LEFT
|Outside Corner LEFT||Bottom edge against fence, miter 31.6° left, save right piece|
|Outside Corner RIGHT||Top edge against fence, miter 31.62° right, save right piece|
|Inside Corner LEFT||Top edge against fence, miter 31.6° right, save left piece|
|Inside Corner RIGHT||Bottom edge against fence, miter 31.6° left, save left piece|
Video of Us Installing Crown Moulding
We just finished up a cabinet crown moulding install on our kitchen cabinets and it turned out pretty awesome! Here’s the video of us cutting and installing the crown moulding.
Now you can easily add crown moudling to all your cabients! Crown moulding is easy to install, and can turn a basic cabinet into a finished piece.
Want to Build your own Cabinets?
We also built these kitchen cabinets and have the free templates available
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