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HOW TO CUT MOLDING ON ANGLED CEILING

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Posted 2013-08-10T02:38:39+0000  by DANILOBATOL DANILOBATOL
 

Hey DANILOBATOL,

 

Thanks for your question and welcome to the community!

 

To start out, purchase (if you haven't obtained it already) a small amount of the moulding (I'm assuming crown moulding) that you want to use. Most mouldings will need a transition, or middle piece that is required to meet the flat to angled walls in order for the moulding to look nice.

 

Next, make marks near where the corners meet with a pencil to denote the height of the moulding, using the moulding as a template. Lots of mouldings are only meant for 90 degree angles, so you may encounter a gap if this is done at an angle. This can be eliminated with caulk (for small gaps) or joint compound.

 

Most crown mouldings can be cut and the top to eliminate the gap, but you'll need to carefully cut it and observe the angle for a professional fit. Once you decide what to do, you can then mark the lines of the moulding on the next wall that is angled.

 

This is important, as this will serve as your 'base', so you can denote on the angled wall what specific angle you'll need. Take another piece of small or scrap moulding and draw the angled wall, crossing the 'base' line formed from the other straight wall.

 

Now you are ready to cut your transition area (angle meets the wall) using a mitre saw. You will cut both pieces upside down and backwards like any angled moulding. Usually a 45 degree angle would be needed, but this depends on your walls angles.

 

That 'base line' is the intersection line and you will use the same or another piece of scrap moulding again on the angled wall  to determine how much of an angle you will need to cut. Knowing the angle is very important to transitioning. Using a bevel gauge will give you what the exact angle is.

 

Now you'll make the mark of your moulding and cut it to the position to the angle. This cut will give you the transition piece needed for joining the two pieces together. These angles will be used to join the regular wall and angled walls. Measure and work carefully, and this would be how to cut moulding on an angled ceiling.

 

Let me know if you have any further questions,

Joseph

 

 

Posted 2013-10-02T19:05:12+0000  by Joseph_HD_ATL
 
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