Lets say you have an inside-to-inside.... 4' 1 1/4".
If you are going to miter your corners (best way for a diy'er), then cut one end of your crown at 45 deg., hook and pull your tape from your fresh cut, mark the crown at 4' 1 1/4", swing your saw around and cut to your mark.
You might want to cut a little heavy and trim to fit.
*Don't force your pieces. If it is tight, trim it. With mitered corners a touch light is better then a touch heavy!
*Do your outside corners first
*When you put up a piece, only nail it in the middle. DON"T nail the ends.... say 2'-3', until you put up the next piece. This will allow you some 'wiggle' room when you put up your next piece.
* When cutting your corners, if you are not sure if your saw is pointing the right way, just remember... On an outside corner, the top of your crown will be longer then the bottom, and on an inside corner, the top will be shorter then the bottom.
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Last edited by Johnny Yuma; 01-24-2010 at 09:38 AM.