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Hi, I’m Jonathan Richards and welcome to my website, Wood Molding. I’m been in the carpentry business for over forty years. From all my experiences, I found wood molding to be the easiest way to improve the looks of any interior of a house or apartment. I’m started this site in my retirement years to pass on my knowledge on wood moldings. Feel free to comment on my articles, I’d really love to hear some feedback.

How to Cut Wood Moulding Profiles For a Ceiling

Adding wood moulding profiles along the ceiling of a room in your home will not only look unique and distinctive but also attractive and pleasing to the eye. Wood moulding profiles can be difficult to cut at first, but once you get the hang of the process, you will be able to do it with great ease. Wood moulding profiles such as crown molding is installed against the ceiling and wall at an angle of 45 degrees in order to give the impression of a much thicker piece of wood moulding profiles. The secret to cut wood moulding profiles to the right angles lies in how you hold the wood moulding profiles in your miter box saw. In this article, we will learn how to cut wood moulding profiles to the appropriate angles.

Before you begin with the full lengths of the wood moulding profiles, it would be sensible to use a piece of scrap material to help you understand how you will ultimately be making your cuts. Adjust your miter box saw to cut at an angle of 45 degrees, then place your wood moulding profiles in such a way that the foot of the wood moulding profiles that will go against the ceiling is lying on the base of the miter box saw. Basically, you are placing the material wrong side up from how it will ultimately be installed. Hold the material at a 45 degree angle and make your cut.

Make a cut of the wood moulding profiles in the form of crown molding scrap with the opposite 45 degree angle. Now, hold these pieces of wood moulding profiles up against the wall, in the corner of the room and make sure the two cuts are aligned properly. After you have the arrangement of the wood moulding profiles in the saw right, it is time to work on your actual wood moulding profiles. Determine the distance you want to cover with a particular piece of wood moulding profiles and then outline the wood moulding profiles accordingly with the help of a pencil and make your cuts.

Because of the reason that many, if not most walls are not in perfect square, you may have to make use of a coping saw to cut away some of the backing material from the wood moulding profiles. An important thing to bear in mind here when cutting away the excess material is not to disturb the exposed part of the crown molding, You can cut away as much excess material as need be as long as the two faces of the wood moulding profiles form a tight seal at the point where they come together.

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