I have heard this question many times. How do I cut crown molding?
Quick note for everyone. Buy more crown molding than you think you will need. The extra 10′ of molding will be a lot less money than the time and money you will spend on gas.
I still remember the time I asked a worker to put crown molding up in a room only to come back 2 hours later with 1 single piece of molding up in the room. I asked what was taking so long. He told me it took him over an hour to adjust the 2 angles on the saw. Unfortunately, I assumed he know the “simple crown molding trick“. Crown molding can be incredibly tricky unless you know the trick.
The simple trick to cut crown molding:
- Angle your mitre saw at 45 degrees
- Place your crown molding on the saw upside down at the angle that it would be placed against the wall/ceiling
- Make your cut
- Place and adjust