How to Install Crown Molding: Three-Piece Design

This three-piece crown molding technique simplifies installation and the results are spectacular.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Miter saw
  • Air compressor
  • Air hose
  • Brad nail gun
  • Coping saw
  • Tape measure
  • Level
  • Rasp
  • Utility knife

Carpenter pencil, chaulk

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Masking tape