As you learn how to build cabinets, you’ll look for ways to dress up the basic wooden box. One surefire upgrade is crown molding. This video teaches you how to install crown molding on cabinets with clever tricks and tips it would take you years to learn on your own. Watch this video and even your first crown molding will look neat and professional.
Crown molding that sits atop a cabinet gives it a solid, finished look. For strength and stability, gussets are added to the top. You don’t want this molding to pull off the cabinet if someone pulls or pushes on it when moving the cabinet, for example. Learn how to angle cut the gussets and where to locate them on the top of the cabinet.
It can be difficult to install trim pieces like crown molding when you’re working alone. Our trick comes in very handy as you learn how to install crown molding on cabinets, and you’ll find lots of other uses for it when you’re assembling furniture projects.
Discover the best way to ensure perfect-fitting miters. Hint: It was nothing to do with your ruler or tape measure.
It’s important to choose the right glue as you learn how to install crown molding on cabinets. You don’t want drips, runs and squeeze-out, so a thick glue is recommended. Watch to learn the best method for applying the glue.
Fasten the crown molding to the top of the cabinet (we used a brad nailer). Then stand back and look at your crowning achievement.