Do It Yourself Crown Molding Angle Charts and Tables
Discover how easy it is to install crown molding and trim yourself like a PRO!
If you are a novice do-it-yourselfer you will be amazed how simple it is to cut and install crown molding and trim. Our proven charts and tables will provide every miter and/or blade tilt angle you will ever need to make the perfect cut. Stop making firewood out of your expensive crown molding or trim. Master any compound miter angle.
Brief descriptions of our CompoundMiter™ angle charts and tables are provided below. The application you have will determine which are best suited for you.
Complete instructions along with many examples and pictures are in our new 2nd edition book, Crown Molding & Trim, Install It Like A PRO!. All of these crown molding angle chart charts and tables are in our new book.
All charts and tables are laminated with heavy-duty 5mil plastic and can be kept on the job site. If they get soiled or wet, just wipe them clean.
The Miter Table© is for cutting trim (baseboards, chair rails, etc.) with a miter saw or compound miter saw. (Instructions are on the back of the Miter Table© and Chapter 3.)
Note: You can cut crown molding using the Miter Table but, you must have the crown molding propped up against the saw fence (See illustration to the right).
Trim that is installed flat on the wall is cut either lying down on the miter saw table or standing up against the fence. This includes baseboards, chair rails, quarter and half round trim, cove molding, corner molding, fireplace trim, and door and window casings. See page 24 for more details.
Crown Molding Table©
The Crown Moulding Table© is for cutting crown molding laying flat and face up on your compound miter saw. Crown moulding with spring angles other than 38° and 45° will require the Compound Miter Chart© or the Miter Excel Program© or the Crown Molding Table in the book, pages 124 thru 141.
The Crown Molding Table© will provide miter and blade tilt angles for cathedral/vaulted ceilings (see customer projects page for examples). Some outside corners for cathedral/vaulted ceilings will require the Compound Miter Chart© or the Miter Excel Program©. Chapter 5 of my book has complete details.
Note: Always check the crown moulding spring angle before you cut (see page 34). You must know what crown molding spring angle you have!
Compound Miter Chart©
The Compound Miter Chart© is for cutting all crown moulding (regardless of the crown spring angle) using a compound miter saw. The chart has corner angles from 60° to 300°. Cut the crown moulding lying flat and face up.
Flowerpots & Birdhouse Chart©
The Flowerpots & Birdhouse Chart© is for building multi-sided flowerpots or birdhouses with 3 to 20 sides at any wall slope angle between 0° and 90°. The chart can also be used to obtain angles needed for building an outdoor gazebo. Chapters 11 and 12 in our new 2nd edition book are dedicated to building flowerpots and birdhouses.
The CompoundMiter™ - Charts & Tables are valuable tools to have in your workshop.