Install Crown Molding On Kitchen Cabinets
Kitchen cabinets do not have to be plain; it can be decorated with creative designs which reflect your choice of style and budget. Personalize and custom-made kitchen cabinets will make your kitchen environment look unique even though sometimes the cost is not that expensive.
In order for you to have a different and custom look for your kitchen, you can simply add a crown molding onto the kitchen cabinets. It is efficient and also inexpensive. If you manage to transform your kitchen cabinet by yourself into a new and fresh look, you will definitely feel the satisfaction of your work done on the task. By installing the crown molding, you will be able to improve the look of your own kitchen to be more attractive and different than from usual look.
In order to mould kitchen cabinets, you need to have a proper plan and preparation, the right kind of tools and also a checklist of materials that you want to use or purchase. By adding molding to your kitchen cabinets definitely provides it with fresh face lift and also cost-efficient.
What you need:
- 1-inch to 1 ½-inch Strips of Wood or Particleboard
- Finishing Nails
- Crown Molding
- Measuring Tape
- Miter Saw
- Wood Filler
- Firstly, you need to cut 1-inch to 1 ½-inch strips of wood or particleboard that could fit on the top edge of your kitchen cabinets.
- After that, you have to nail the strips onto the top edge of your kitchen cabinets to serve as a nailing strip for the crown molding so that you do not have to nail the finished surface of the cabinets. You could also use an air finish nailer for a much faster and easy job, but if you do not have the material, you can use a hammer and finishing nails.
- Next, you have to cut the crown molding to fit using a miter saw by cutting it perfect at the correct 45-degree angles at corners and as for custom-angled cabinet, you must measure the crown molding very carefully. When using the miter saw, you need to hold the molding in position meaning that the molding should be at the angle at which it will be installed while the sides should be flushed with the bottom and the fence of the miter saw. After you have managed to carefully make the cut, you have to follow the same steps to make the next piece and ensure that the pieces fit together thus creating a 90-degree angle.
- Then, you must nail the cut crown molding to the nailing strip onto the top of the kitchen cabinets either by using an air finish nailer or hammer and finishing nails.
- Finally, you can finish the crown molding by filling nail holes using a wood filler. You can also paint or stain them in order to match the finishes of your kitchen cabinets. You will be having an easier task if you are using a pre-finished crown molding.