Molding Mishap – Help
Hello, I am just about finished with a gut job on my kitchen. I installed maple cabinets that have crown molding going up to the ceiling. I have a void above my sink that I would like to continue molding to connect two sets of cabinets. The problem I ran into is that the section where the void is, is about 3/4 inch lower than the rest of the ceiling. I couldn’t get the molding to match up without huge gaps. The only thing I can figure out would be to cut away the ceiling but then the molding will lose 3/4 inch of the profile and I doubt it would look right. This is the last thing I need to do to complete my kitchen and have chopped up too much of the expensive maple molding trying to get this right. Any suggestions would be extremely appreciated. I am an above average diyer at best.
is the 3/4" discrepancy a defect or some sort of intentional drop/lift?
were i confronted with your problem, i'd have to scribe it into place. this is done by transferring the 3/4" problem onto the crown and then cutting to the line.
if this is out of the question, could you fill the "void" with more cabinet work?
"I have a void above my sink that I would like to continue molding to connect two sets of cabinets."
Perhaps the section of molding you have in mind does not HAVE to align with the rest of the room. Would it be possible to scribe an element to go above the molding in such a fashion that it it becomes an aesthetic feature of the room?
good idea. one could break up the look of the crown with a design change that differs, yes, but solves the op's problem by changing direction...
am i rambling aimlessly here, does that jive with your suggestion?
if so, that is a creative way of tackling the issue AND, one could charge a bit more for the bother.
This might be a good situation to just return the molding down the sides of the cabinets to the wall, forgetting about anything that goes across the "void". It will be difficult to mask the variation, why bother?
Nothing you do to scribe 3/4" is going to look very good. Turn it into a feature, instead of a problem. I would make up the 3/4" with another piece of stock, laid flat to the ceiling, with an edge profile appropriate for the style of the existing molding and cabinetry.
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