Cornice molding accentuates doors, windows, and permanent fixtures in a house such as fireplaces and vents. Cut the proper amount of molding for your project with help from an experienced foreman in this free video on trim and molding.
I'm Joshua Clement with Lighty Contractors, and today I'm going to show you how to properly cut cornice molding. For this job I am using a compound miter saw and my cornice molding or crown molding. A good trick to remember when cutting an outside corner or an inside corner is when you're cutting an outside corner all you see is the outside of the trim and you do not see the inside. Now that's an outside corner. I'm going to show you how to cut the inside corner, then when cutting an outside corner, just reverse it. There's two different ways to cut an angle for cornice molding. You want to set your bevel to a 33.9 and your angle to a 31.6. Doing this can be kind of confusing. So, I will show you how to do it with setting your saw to a 45 degree angle and holding your trim like it goes on the wall against the back and the bottom. Alright, just like that. A good thing to remember is that when you're cutting the top of the cornice molding, it actually goes on the bottom of the saw. A good thing to remember is to cut, flip and fit. Place it firmly against the back just like it goes on the wall and set your angle. Now when bringing the miter saw down when it's cutting, make sure that this doesn't twist at all, otherwise you'll lose your angle. Now, take your other piece and you're going to cut it the same way. Now that we have our angles cut I'll show you how they fit together. This is how they look on the inside corner, just like that. I'm Joshua Clement with Lighty Contractors, and that's how you can cut cornice molding for an inside corner.