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Backing for crown
Finding and marking wall studs and
ceiling joists for crown molding installation
is tedious. And even after locating
framing members, you’re limited to
fastening only at these spots. It may
take a little more work initially, but
installing a continuous backer will
speed up crown molding installation
and result in a better job. You don’t
even have to locate studs.
Make a template by aligning a small
piece of crown molding with the edges
of a sheet of paper. Let one edge of
the paper represent the wall and one
edge the ceiling. Trace along the back
of the molding to make a pattern.
Adjust the pattern to leave 1/4 in.
between the back of the molding and
the blocking to allow for variations in
the wall and ceiling. Use the template
to set your table saw to the correct
angle and rip 2x4s for backing. Attach
the backing with screws driven into
the top plate.