Crown Molding With Staggered Cabinets
From contributor P:
If the cabinets are the same depth, such as one 12" upper bumped up higher than another one, we cut a 22.5 on the molding about 3-4 inches from the edge of the lower cabinet and then let the molding run into the bumped up cabinet on a 45 degree cut.
From contributor K:
If you want to keep the depth of 12" for all the cabs, you could also use galley rail on the shorter cabs... nice effect.
From contributor V:
When you go up, you usually go out. However, on one job, I went up and in with a feature cab. I planed down solid cherry and made 1/4" x 4" x 15" crown returns. I then scribed the profile of my crown onto the returns. I then scroll-sawed the scribe line. I made the return approximately 1/4" proud of the crown. It made a great look.
From contributor A:
When going up and down without going in and out, I make all the doors the same height. The taller cabinets are either 96 or 128mm taller, and I put a slab front over the door for the crown to return into. If that isn't clear, let me know and I'll try and find a picture to post. It is relatively easy, and looks great.
From the original questioner:
Thanks to all for the ideas - several good suggestions. Contributor A, I think I understand what you're saying, but if it's not too much trouble, a picture would be interesting to see.
From contributor B:
I make the uppers 12, 14, or 16" deep, and the crown dies into the deeper cabinet perfectly. Here's a pic of a set I did that is kind of extreme in being staggered, but it is exactly what they wanted!
From contributor A:
As you can see, the doors line up, but the cabinet heights are staggered with a slab above the doors for the crown to return into.
Would you like to add information to this article?
Interested in writing or submitting an article?
Have a question about this article?
Have you reviewed the related Knowledge Base areas below?