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post #1 of 9 Old 08-09-2014, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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Opinions on which built in cabinet design you prefer?

The room has rounded corners on the ceiling which presents some obstacles to how to cap off the cabinets... Ive come up with 2 possible solutions.

option 1 (leftside) box off the rounded corner, take the cabinet to the ceiling.

Option 2. leave the ceiling exposed and stop the cabinets lower.


I started with option 1, but the ceiling is only 8', and I am concerned that it may give the illusion that the room is even shorter. Option 2 requires me to profile the molding on the sides, and Im not sure how that will look...
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It would look nicer if you can get some more of that crown molding and run the cabinets to the ceiling and then trim the cabinets with the same molding. If that isn't an option I would make the cabinets below the crown.
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problem is, its not molding, (I dont think) Im pretty sure its plaster (the walls are atleast). It would be a serious piece of molding otherwise.

edit... Im thinking maybe I could use some 1/8" ply bent into the right radius...

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If the house is old it could be plaster molding. They used to make molding on a form and re-enforce it with burlap. The final layer they would spred the plaster on and drag a board across it with the design on it.

If you didn't mind molding two three feet long you could reproduce the molding with a product called Rub-R-Mold. You brush about 10 coats of the stuff on the molding like it was paint. Then you pour a plaster back mold over it to give it it's shape. Then you remove the back mold and the Rub-R-Mold and use that to pour new molding. I prefer to use a product called Hydrocal Plaster for the parts. It's harder than plaster of paris.
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Im not sure how that would even work to be honest. I dont have high hopes for that turning out as Ive never worked with plaster and have the lamest of grasps with drywall compound.

maybe Ill box off the curve, go straight to the ceiling without any crown molding. worst case, thats how it stays. but maybe I can find a way to put a curve against it from wood or something else.
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v2 assuming I can bend some ply into the arc on top.
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v2 assuming I can bend some ply into the arc on top.
You wouldn't be able to bend regular plywood to that tight of a radius. You could bend bendable plywood. It bends almost like rubber.
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1/8" Luan should bend to that radius. I assume it is going to be painted.

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yes, the whole thing will be painted, including the ceiling.
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