Classical Crown Moulding Profiles Made Easy
Creating classical crown moulding profiles is going to be made easy for you in this post. I will be sharing my knowledge and sources, giving you the confidence the mouldings you create in your home will look beautiful. Let’s see what’s behind Door Number 1.
The premise behind classical Crown moulding profiles.
As I mentioned in a previous post, I was completely wrong in thinking it was going to be easy creating classical crown moulding profiles from stock catalogue parts. It was quite the opposite! It took me hours of pouring through catalogues and searching the web to find the parts to create classical entablatures for rooms with 10′, 9′ and 8′ ceilings. What’s great is that once you have the entablature, you can manipulate the parts, using the cornice and simple crown profiles in other rooms, knowing you will have complete continuity.
So here they are, drawings and specifications that will enable you to create your own entablature, cornice and crown mouldings in your home.
10′ – 0″ high ceiling
9′ – 0″ Ceiling
8′ – 0″ Ceiling
Things to REMEMBER. . .
- The cornice is the uppermost assembly of pieces in the entablature.
- The simple crown is the crown on the front of the entablature.
- Use complex profiles for a formal feel.
- Use simple profiles for a casual/informal feel.
- These profiles are made by a local Boston shop. If you are not in the Boston area, you may want to use these specifications as a guide to find similar shapes and profiles from a supplier in your area.
- If your ceilings are not exactly 8′, 9′ or 10′ high, you should be able to create full scale profile mock ups from these images based on the dimensions I have provided. Make a mock up and see which profile fits your room the best.
- I have written two additional posts on moulding selection, proportion and design that you may find helpful as you add detail to your home. There are additional informational sketches and inspirational images in these posts. They can be found here and here.
I hope you will find these drawings and specifications useful.
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