Sometimes you have this great idea. You sketch it out, head to Home Depot, price and pick out lumber, and head home to a project full of possibilities. You know that in just a few short hours you’re going to have something that looks amazing and you’re excited. You can do this.
You measure twice, cut once just like Grandpa taught you.
You carefully nail the trim to your header board, being careful not to ding the trim with the hammer.
You attach the end pieces… or at least, you attempt to.
And somehow you still end up wondering why the h-e-double-hockey-sticks they didn’t cover mitering crown
moulding molding in Engineering 1o1 back in college… because I am an engineer, damnit–two if you count the hubs–and I will not be outsmarted by an angled bit of primered pine!
After doing a little research into the science that is crown molding installation, it was discovered that all we did was “cope” the ends of our trim. We also needed to miter them at the appropriate angle. $#!%
I guess you win some and you lose some. We lost this one like the nerdy kid in a game of dodgeball. But like the nerdy kid, we’re not just going to curl up in the fetal position and cry ourselves to sleep (for long). We’re going to go read up on what’s kicking our awkward little butts and come back, ready to fight another day.
Have you ever had your butt kicked by crown molding before? How the heck do you spell it anyway? Would it surprise you if I said I was the awkward , nerdy kid on the dodgeball team that was always considered an automatic out?