Crown Molding Installation – Are you thinking of installing crown molding in the kitchen? Putting crown molding in the kitchen will instantly update the appearance of your cabinets and is definitely an affordable project to do on your own. You can even potentially increase the value of your home when you eventually decide to sell it. Read on to learn about how easy it is to install the crown molding on your kitchen cabinets.

Crown Molding Installation

Kitchen Cabinet Crown Molding Installation Process

Materials That You Will Need:

  • Crown Molding
  • Tape Measure
  • Miter Saw
  • Wood Glue
  • Dimension Lumber
  • Coping Saw
  • Nail Gun/Finishing Nails
  • Hammer
  • Rag

1. Measure the Length of the Crownmolding will add a lot of style to this kitchen.

  • With your tape measure you’ll need to measure the length of the crown molding you’ll need. Find the length of the cabinet tops and try to buy a little more crown molding than you measured out.

2. Create a Guide Fence

  • Miter saw the molding to the correct angle by creating a guide fence. Place each molding piece in the miter saw at the exact angle so it will rest against the cabinets. Rest the top of the molding against the saw table and the bottom against the saw fence.
  • Put a piece of dimension lumber against the molding and glue it securely to the saw table. After the glue is dry, cut a 45 degree angle. This scrap dimension lumber will be your guide fence.

3. Install FramingEvery kitchen needs cabinets, and crown molding can give them that added bit of style.

  • Using wood glue or nails and a nail gun, secure the crown molding directly onto the cabinet box.
  • You can also put framing along the cabinet tops with a furring strip. Cut the strip to the length needed and glue it on top of the cabinets keeping it aligned with the edges. Then you can put the molding onto this framing for a cleaner look and easier installation.

4. Cutting Crown Molding

  • Cut the first length of molding so it butts directly against the wall on one end and the other end along the corner along the cabinets. Cut the butt joint by making a straight cut with the miter saw.
  • Cut the outside corners of the molding at a 45 degree angle. If you have to cut an inside corner piece, you will do so in the same fashion when installing crown molding along the ceilings. Cut one piece into a butt joint and the other at a 45 degree angle, any extra wood can be cut with a coping saw.
  • Make sure the pieces are all snugly fit in place.

5. Install Molding

Install this properly and you won't have to worry about it again for a long time.

  • Put the molding together and using finishing nails, nail it in place. If you put the strip framing along the cabinets, make sure that the nails are nailed directly into the framing so it is secure. You can use some wood glue at every joint and clean it off with a rag.
  • Prime/Paint if necessary.


Now that you have learned the process of crown molding installation on cabinets you have beautifully updated kitchen cabinets and your home will feel that much more inviting. If you would like some help with this, and have HPT add the finishing touch of paint for you, give them a call today! Call us NOW at 416-494-9095 or email brian@homepainterstoronto.com!

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