Problem: the ceiling is not even.
There is no face frame for the crown to ride up and down to match the ceiling. Here are some suggestions I have heard to solve this problem. I would love to hear some feedback on these ideas or any other ideas people have on how to solve this problem:
1. get an additional narrow molding and scribe to match the ceiling
pros-will match ceiling very well cons-a lot of extra work, cannot do until the crown is installed, difficult to attach to the crown once it's scribed
2. hang the cabinets higher and scribe the crown to match
pros-will match ceiling well cons-if I scribe too much, will ruin the look of the crown, a lot of effort
3. hang the cabinets low enough so that the crown never actually touches the ceiling; leave a 'shadow line' above the cabinets that will vary as the ceiling moves up and down
pros-very easy to do cons-if the ceiling goes up and down by 1/2" or more, will this look bad? Will it look bad regardless to have cabinets and crown that is supposed to go straight to the ceiling but stops just short of it?
4. run quarter-round between the crown molding and the ceiling, on top of the crown, and vary that up and down to match the ceiling
pros-easier than scribing cons-cost of quarter-round; will it look good? can it cover a 1/2" variation in ceiling height?
Thanks to anyone that can offer pointers, advice, information, or suggestions! I am waiting for your answers before I make my next move...