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How do you add crown molding to cabinets?

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Add crown moulding to cabinets by nailing it to wood mounting strips placed around the front and sides of the top of the cabinets. This project requires a miter saw, a finish nailer and air compressor, crown moulding, mounting strips, and wood filler. It can be completed in one day.

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  1. Cut and install the mounting strips

    Measure the front and sides of the cabinet. Cut mounting strips to these lengths. Put wood glue on the bottom of the mounting strips, and press them in place. Nail the strips to top of the cabinet, and allow them to dry.

  2. Measure, cut and attach the side moulding

    Cut a piece of crown moulding about 3 inches longer than the side of the cabinets. Place one end against the wall, and mark the measurement for a miter cut on the other end using the cabinet face as a guide. Miter cut the end, and attach the moulding to the mounting strip.

  3. Measure, cut and attach the front moulding

    Make a miter cut on one end of moulding long enough to run the length of the face of the cabinets, plus a few additional inches. Place the moulding against the front mounting strip and cabinets, and measure for the cut on the other end. Cut, and nail in place.

  4. Fill in the gaps

    Fill in any gaps at the corners with wood filler. Allow the filler to dry before painting the crown moulding.

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