Sculpting Curved Crown Molding


If I run into curves, like bull-nosed drywall corners, when installing crown molding, I make my own "profile knife" out of a drywall knife and run plaster around the curve to match the wooden crown. Here is an article I wrote with the details: http://www.finehomebuilding.com/how-to/departments/master-carpenter/sculpting-a-radiused-crown-molding-in-plaster.aspx
The same techniques used to make these curved crown corners can be used to repair or replace damaged or missing paint-grade moldings. This is especially helpful for old homes if the profiles are not readily available. Custom millwork runs for small batches can be prohibitively expensive. So, making a profile knife and using plaster can be a good option.
sculpting curved crown molding, wall decor, woodworking projects
sculpting curved crown molding, wall decor, woodworking projects
sculpting curved crown molding, wall decor, woodworking projects
sculpting curved crown molding, wall decor, woodworking projects

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