Crown Molding and Cabinets: A Guide

Crown molding provides a decorative design element to a room. It is found in bedrooms and formal dining rooms within a home. Adding crown molding to kitchen cabinetry is a way to increase the value of your home and increase its look and aesthetic appeal for you and your guests.

Adding Crown Molding to Kitchen Cabinetry
A nail strip, which is a small strip of wood, should be nailed to the tops of the cabinet with either a hammer a finishing nails or a nailer. The strip will be what the molding will rest against and be nailed to in order to protect the finish of the cabinets.

Measure and cut strips of crown molding to fit on the cabinet. The corner pieces should be joined with a 45 degree angle in order to create the appearance of a seamless piece of molding. The nailer can be used to attach the crown molding.

Finish the Molding

Use finishing nails to attach the molding and a putty to cover nail holes. You can sand the putty and paint the molding to whatever color or stain you desire. The installation of the crown molding will transform the look of your cabinets and your kitchen.