Just wanted to say thanks for all of the input on measuring for crown
molding yesterday. 80% of it is up and looks good. I learned a lot by
doing and can now almost "think upside down." Here is the background in
case any one cares . . .
Our house is about 100 years old and the original kitchen was in the
basement - which is a walk out on to our back porch. The room was in very
poor condition, but we decided that it would make an awesome TV room. The
original plaster ceiling was failing and we needed to run electric/ cable
etc. so that was ripped down. Rather than replace the ceiling with
drywall, because we may need to get back in to the ceiling in the future
(and because I hate drywalling ceilings!), we decided to make the ceiling
out of wood panels with a small crown molding and lattice strips to cover
where the panels meet. This will all be painted and I think it will look
Having practiced in the basement I may try to put crown molding in other
parts of the house. Thanks again for your help!