Kitchen Cabinet Crown Molding


I am installing crown molding on my kitchen cabinets. The problem is that there is one cabinet that is 6" higher then the rest but they are all the same depth of 12". How to I finish the end of the molding where it meets the taller cabinet. Since they are all the same depth, I can't just run it into the taller cabinet. If I do a standard 45 deg miter end cap it leaves a space underneath that you can see through. Any suggestions on how to make the transition from the shorter cabinets to the taller cabinet would be greatly appreciated.
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snipped-for-privacy@msn.com wrote:

Do a 90 end cap. A 45 turn is only for bullnosed corners.
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wrote:

My mistake. I meant that I dry fitted a 90 deg end cap but it leaves a triangular gap towards the bottom of the molding that you can see through. I cannot overlap the molding onto the taller cabinet becuase of the cabinet doors. The end of the molding for the lower cabinets has to stop at the taller cabinet edge. Do you have any other suggestions?
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snipped-for-privacy@msn.com wrote:

Maybe your miter saw isn't cutting a true 45. True up your miter saw.
Another possibility is that the spring angle (the angle the molding leans away from the cabinet) is not a true 38. (45 is another spring angle, but it's less common.)
After you verify that your saw is true, cut the return (end cap) and fasten it to the long run of molding before mounting everything to the cabinet. If you already put up the long run, either take it down and start over, or pry out the end to put on the return. The return needs to be glued in place as well as nailed.
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How about doing a 45 deg return instead of a 90? Experiment with that and see how it looks. Practice with 2 scrap pieces. You have to cut each end at 22.5 deg. It might be enough that you don't see the gap at the bottom.
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