Crown molding is the embellishment of wood beams at the top of your walls, or you can describe that section as the base of the ceiling, to add depth to the top of your wall. It is desirable because it adds an artistic touch to your walls, making your home look more aesthetically pleasing and impressive.
The History of Crown Molding: What you may not know is that crown molding wasn’t created just to add a nice bit of flair to the wall. In the late Renaissance period crown molding was invented to cover up imperfections in the walls where they connected to the ceiling. But what was born out of convenience has become all the rage for luxurious appeal.
The Different Kinds of Crown Molding: Crown molding can be found at your local hardware store for reasonable prices. It is also very easy to put up yourself, with a difficulty similar to putting up a shelf. For crown molding made from wood you have the choice between softwoods that are easy to cut to size, or hardwoods which are a little harder to cut but more luxurious and expensive. Medium-density fiberboard (also known as MDF) and high-density polyurethane foam are good substitutes for wood because they are very easy to paint. However, if you are considering one of these two substances you may prefer the foam over the MDF because it is far lighter to work with, only needs adhesive to attach rather than screws, and does not shrink from age and weather like wood is wont to do.
Get Help from the Start: The most difficult part about installing crown molding is making sure your lengths are accurate. Take very specific measurements of your walls and ask the lumber cutting department of your hardware store to make the cuts for you to be precise.