What to Know When Picking Crown Molding for Tall Ceiling Cabinets?
by Team BuildMyplace on May 10, 2023
Cabinets are undoubtedly one of the most efficient elements in the kitchen. Decorating cabinet edges with crown molding really enhance the way they look. However, doing this can get tricky if you are dealing with Ceiling Tall Cabinets. Since tall cabinets already touch the ceilings, adding cabinet molding to the end becomes hard. Another reason for this issue is when the shorter wall cabinets are placed right next to taller and diagonal corner ones. Diagonally setting crown molding can be challenging because of the height difference between the cabinet heads.
However, you can do one thing. Try making the depth of your shorter cabinets 12 inches and the depth of the diagonal corner call cabinet 15 inches. This way, you can figure out how to add molding to the end. The 3-inch extra space will make room for the crown molding. Suppose all the cabinets have 12 inches depth. In that case, you will need filler. You need to set the cabinet molding at 22.5 degrees so that you don’t find it hard to open the doors of your diagonal corner wall cabinets.
You can refer to the image to understand how to fill the gap between the wall cabinet and the molding. At the point where the crown molding and the block are joining, there’s a 45-degree cut.
Learn how to add crown molding by ensuring that you are measuring the molding’s height and cutting a filler piece of the exact measurement. Typically, the length of the filler is about 3 to 4 inches. Then, palace the filler on top of the short wall cabinet against the diagonal wall cabinet and tall cabinet edges. Now, make a 22.5-degree cut on the cabinet molding and adjust it to the filler.
Making the cut is important because when you try to open the cabinet above the microwave, it damages the door. This can happen due to the 90-degree angle placement of your crown molding as it is coming interrupting the opening. So, when you make a 22.5-degree cut, it ensures that the door opening is not bothered by the molding.
Apart from that, you can try some small details to enhance the look of the molding. For instance, if you end up with miter cuts on the molding, try covering the marks with a touch-up marker. You need to do this before aligning the cabinet molding together. Also, make sure to fix the cut angles in such a way that they face opposite. This way, the joint will not be visible too easily.