Crown Molding for Kitchen Cabinets

Crown molding for kitchen cabinets is something you see a lot of in cabinet literature.  Not every kitchen has it, because it just doesn't go well with every kitchen and door style.  For the vast majority of us though, crown molding is a wonderful accent for kitchen cabinets.

   Crown Molding for Kitchen Cabinets

Fancy Styles of Crown Molding for Kitchen Cabinets

You'll find that crown molding comes in several styles and sizes.  This one pictured to the left is your basic crown molding profile.  It's generally nailed through the bottom, and the flat spot on the back is up against whatever the crown molding is being nailed to. Methods and fasteners vary, but nowadays headless pin nailers are the preferred way.  You almost don't have to do any touching up after the nailing, since the nails are so tiny.  



Big Crown Molding for Kitchen Cabinets



There are bigger styles of crown molding you can use for kitchen cabinets.  This on here on the right is taller, and there's a spot near the bottom (on the face) where you can fit a piece of something else.  Some sort of rope, small cove, or quarter round is usually what's done.    




Simple Styles of Crown Molding for Kitchen Cabinets


Cove crown molding for kitchen cabinets    

For simpler door styles, perhaps a regular crown molding is too much flair.  That's when crown molding like these two come in.  Sometimes these are better suited to shaker or other toned down cabinet door styles. Also remember that there's nothing stopping you from using regular square stock in place of crown molding for kitchen cabinets; installed like baseboard, but up next to the ceiling rather than on the floor, it would look like with shaker style doors.        


Angled crown molding for kitchen cabinets


All of these crown moldings are designed to mount on the face frame of kitchen cabinets.  If you have full overlay cabinet doors though, you might find (once you try to install the molding) that's there's not enough room to nail it up. You'll have to get a cleat, or make one.  It's just a piece of wood that you'll nail to the TOP of the cabinet face frame.  It need to be flush with the face of the face frame.  You can then go ahead and nail the crown molding to that. Good luck!


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