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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada

    Crown molding and trim (another good book)

    Seeing Darrens post on his trim and beadboard reminded me to post the book i bought on the subject.

    Its a great book and makes light work of getting the angles for all sorts of mitre work. Also has plans and instructions in it for making containers with angled sides and multiple pieces like an old wine barrel style.

    Here it is

    You can get it at

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    I probably could have used that. Will have to see about picking one up sooner or later, may have some more crown to do before I'm done with my remodel.

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Yorktown, Virginia
    I found that book very helpful. Lowe's carries it too. Despite all the great info in the book my crowns still needed a lot of painters putty at the joints.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    I don't trust any book that is trying to sell you a tool on the front cover
    Like that's the only way to find the angle
    It could be worse You could be on fire.
    Stupid hurts.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada
    Chuck the one good thing about this book i think is if you have a mitre saw that does not have a big enough blade to be able to put the crown up against the fence so you can cut the mitre in one cut, then this book has tables of every angle and its corresponding cut angles to achieve the same compund mitre. This allows a person who wishes to do large moulding with a small blade to make the cuts. Of course the small blade too needs to have a tilting blade as well.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Villa Park, CA
    I have that book and used it when I put up the crown molding in my home. It's pretty good. But putting crown on cathedral ceilings is difficult, no matter how good the book is.

    Regarding selling on the front cover. He does sell some tools you can use, and he uses his tools in the pictures. But I certainly don't see anything wrong with that. He's has to use something and he's not going to use some other company's tools in his book.

    Ancora imparo
    Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    I've done crown for 20++ years before I found that
    book .

    Especially like , the methods for changing planes

    It's worth every cent .

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