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I am putting up crown molding in my bathroom and I have just put in my cleats and I am ready to nail the molding. The Molding is large but the runs and not that long. I was wondering what type of fasteners would be recommended for installation.

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Hammer and nails? How do those work??? I haven't put in a single nail by hand on my entire house remodel. I'd see I that gun of yours will shoot 16 gauge and use it
 

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I am putting up crown molding in my bathroom and I have just put in my cleats and I am ready to nail the molding. The Molding is large but the runs and not that long. I was wondering what type of fasteners would be recommended for installation.

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Depending on the design of the crown and your cleats (or backer), you could use 18 ga 1¼" brad nails.






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I was also wondering about the cleats.

George
Cleats are usually a triangle shaped rip from a 2 x 4 that fits behind the crown and is fastened up first to provide a constant nailer for the crown. It comes in handy on walls that run parallel with the ceiling joists. The only thing you have to remember is to leave the cleats a few inches short of any corner you are running the crown straight in and the other piece is coped.
Mike Hawkins;)
 

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Cleats are usually a triangle shaped rip from a 2 x 4 that fits behind the crown and is fastened up first to provide a constant nailer for the crown. It comes in handy on walls that run parallel with the ceiling joists. The only thing you have to remember is to leave the cleats a few inches short of any corner you are running the crown straight in and the other piece is coped.
Mike Hawkins;)
+1. :yes: Here is an example of a cleat I installed to a L & P wall in order to install crown.
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Ceiling Wall Room Ceiling fan Wood




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i shoot crown with 15ga 2 1/2" at marked studs/ceiling joists. then i go around and hand drive #8 x 2 1/2" finish nails into the stubborn areas. spend time first with a stud finder and mark everything with tape. if i need to install a backer, i glue and nail it up.
 
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