Do your walls need an upgrade? We’ve got just the solution: Crown moulding. Crown moulding build-ups (when you stack multiple pieces of moulding together to create a unique design), are particularly eye-catching.
With Ledgendary™ Crown moulding by Woodgrain, you can install your own crown moulding build-up easier and quicker than ever before. Ledgendary™ Crown’s patent-pending design allows crown moulding to sit right on the wall cleat to hold it at the perfect angle, resulting in stress-free installation.
Ready to install your crown moulding build-up? Here’s your ultimate Ledgendary™ Crown DIY guide.
Here is the basic list of tools you will need for this DIY project. If you don’t own these tools you can easily rent them at a place like The Home Depot.
Step 1: Determine How Much Ledgendary™ Crown You Need
Start by drawing a floor plan of your room. Then, measure each wall and note it on your plan. Next, identify each corner in the room and use a protractor to determine the angle. Add all of the wall lengths together—plus an additional 15% in case of cutting mistakes —to determine the amount of Ledgendary™ Crown moulding and cleat to purchase.
Step 2: Locate Wall Studs
Locate the wall studs with a stud finder and mark with painter’s tape.
Step 3: Mark Walls for Cleat Installation
Then, cut two 2-½” tall spacer blocks. Starting in a corner, hold the spacer block tight against the ceiling and place a mark at the bottom of the block. Continue this process, making a mark every two or three feet as you go around the room.
Step 4: Measure and Cut Your Cleats
Measure the exact distance between the walls where the top of the cleat will be placed. Using this measurement, cut your cleat to length. Make sure to cut slightly longer than your actual measurement and with opposing miter cuts to “spring” the cleat in place.
Nail your cleat into the wall studs. Repeat this process until the entire cleat is installed. If you need help picking out a cleat, watch this video.
Step 5: Measure and Cut Ledgendary™ Crown Moulding
Measure the distance between the walls where the top of the moulding will be placed. Using this measurement, cut your moulding to length using opposing miter cuts, making sure to cut slightly longer, like with the cleat.
Step 6: Install Ledgendary™ Crown
Nail your Ledgendary™ Crown to the cleat and ceiling. Repeat until all of the moulding is installed.
Step 7: Add Finishing Touches
Finish the look with caulk and paint. We recommend applying two coats of high-quality latex paint for optimal durability and appearance. You could also consider painting your Ledgendary™ Crown before installation.
Ready to create your own crown moulding build-up? Ledgendary™ Crown can be purchased at The Home Depot. You can also learn more about our product and discover additional installation tips by visiting our website or checking out our Ledgendary playlist on Youtube.