How do you attach crown molding to a bookcase?

How do you attach crown molding to a bookcase?

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.

Which rooms should have crown molding?

Putting crown molding along the top of a wall where it meets the ceiling instantly frames a room and gives it a more formal appearance. This classic touch is particularly effective in a dining room, living room, or bedroom.

Can you add crown molding to cabinets?

Provide a nailing surface for crown moulding by attaching solid wood mounting strips to the top edges of the cabinets. Cut strips of straight 3/4-in x 1-1/2-in wood to fit the front and sides of each cabinet. ... Then apply wood glue to each strip, nail it in place, and let dry.

Does crown molding have to touch the ceiling?

Crown molding does not always have to be installed against both the wall and the ceiling. For a fun effect, consider installing the crown only against the wall and moving it downward about one or two inches.

Can kitchen cabinets go to the ceiling?

Kitchen cabinets that go to the ceiling can increase your storage space or add an area to display decorative items. Plus, ceiling height cabinets give your kitchen a more finished, higher end feel. If you love the look and have the budget, I definitely suggest taking cabinetry all the way to the ceiling.

How far from ceiling should cabinets be hung?

A general rule of thumb is for wall cabinets to be mounted so the bottom edge is 54 inches above the floor, which means that an 8-foot-tall ceiling creates 42 inches of available space for wall cabinets, while a 9-foot-tall ceiling has 54 available inches.

What do you do with empty space above kitchen cabinets?

Include Nooks for Storage The space above your cabinets can be built up to serve a specific purpose, like providing extra storage. Cleverly use the area above your cabinets to hold baskets, making for additional storage space in your kitchen.

Should you put decor on top of kitchen cabinets?

As a general rule, if you have under 2' of space above kitchen cabinetry, very tall armoires or built-ins, don't decorate the space. All too often, doing so dates you to the 1990's and the area does nothing but catch dust.

How do I keep my cabinets from getting dusty?

Stop the dust from entering by adding a second line of defence – a strip of soft rubber seal attached to the inside of one glass panel. Position the seal so it bridges the opening. You can find these thin rubber or brush strips (called flanges) in DIY shops.

How do you get thick grease off cabinets?

Create a cleaning solution with 1-part baking soda, 2 parts warm water and the lemon juice. Add the solution to a spray bottle and spray the liquid onto the kitchen cabinets. Leave for 2-3 minutes, allowing the baking soda to work its magic. Use the soft sponge to gently scrub the grease away.