Thats what i was thinking too. Cut the top and bottom pieces short of
the wall, then do a return on both. But I'm not sure how it will look
since the cabinet is going straight. But I'll cut some trial pieces
and see how it looks. I'll try to post pics on that as well.
Yep, that's what I'd do, too. It's all fine and dandy to talk about
reworking the doorless doorway and calculating the size and location
of your cabinets based on the crown molding, but that's putting the
cart before the horse. Having a nicely cut small return will look
just fine and is exactly what molding and trim is supposed to do in a
house - mask all the little imperfections and gaps and make it look
BTW, what beer did you have when you got home? This is tough thinking
stuff, so none of that wussy beer. You need something thick and dark
that you can chew on while ruminating on woodworking solutions. It's
better brain food than fish.
There ya go! I think it looks far better that way than if it were
just straight and there was a long extension back to the wall. The
long straight extension looks like the crown molding wanted to keep
going as if it had a life of its own and wasn't married to the
cabinet. It _should_ be married to the cabinet, damn it! All of this
divorce and free living - it jist ain't right!
After almost 40 someodd posts, I think that was the best solution for
the return. It looks pretty good.
On a sidenote, while I was cutting that return piece, the chip shield
on my Makita saw broke.(This after spending $70 for a new 14" blade).
I tried using it without the shield, but its impossible because not
only does the wood fly out into the air, the shield was actually part
of the fence, so you cant get a straight cut. Plus not to mention its
dangerous. The impact left a black and blue on my thumb. Luckiliy my
Bro-in-law has a saw, so I'll borrow his when I go to his house today
and watch the Jets get killed.
Apparently, the power tool industry has managed to convince Lowe's & Home
Despot to stop selling real mitre boxes, except for cheap piece of crap
$13.00 toys from Stanely. But, for molding, a good mitre box is a real
pleasure to use. Slower than a power tool, but extremely precise, and the
cuts are very clean. If you're in the mood to buy yourself a nice gift, this
(Amazon.com product link shortened)
I don't either. Besides cutting molding, I've found it to be useful for all
sorts of projects involving small pieces of wood that I wouldn't be
comfortable cutting on a table saw (along with my fingers, which I'm sorta
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