Adding Crown Molding to the Top of Bookcases
I'm still working on my daughter's bedroom, this time on the bookcase.
Long time ago I commissioned my brother-in-law, Stanley, to built this shelf (picture below) with lots of storage compartments to create a build-in desk area for my daughter.
It's been a really good piece, but I wanted to give the piece a more stylish look with crown molding, by now you must know how crazy I am about moldings ;)
Here is the side view of the plain top:
Adding the crown molding is very simple. You find some wood blocks (I used some from my scrap pile), place them on top of the bookcase, they can be installed all around the top, but I only installed them at the corners, middle and ends.
They have to be flush to the edges of the bookcase. Nail them.
Time to add the crown.
First, cut the crown molding for the front of the bookcase, where the top length of the bookcase front will be the short point for doing the mitered cuts. Nail that molding to the wood blocks previously installed.
For the sides pieces, the molding is going to have one end that is mitered and the other with a straight cut that goes to the wall. For help on how to cut crown molding corners click HERE.
Glue was applied to the mitered corners, and then the side pieces were also nailed to the wood blocks on the side, and on the corner to keep both pieces together.
After caulking and painting it, you'll have a better looking bookcase. --->
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