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Crown Molding installation question

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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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I was also wondering about the cleats.

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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