Cutting crown molding for trim or furniture can be intimidating, but the right tips and tools can make all the difference. In this video, Gary Katz, contributing editor to Fine Homebuilding and southern California carpenter, demonstrates the steps to take before making that first cut on your expensive length of trim. His technique used for installing trim also works in furniture construction. This video is excerpted from Gary Katz's DVD, "Mastering the Miter Saw: Part 1."

For more tips and instruction on cutting crown molding, read Gary's article in Fine Woodworking's special newsstand publication Built-In Furniture.