Crown moulding

Tom Hale

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.

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Ready to install your crown moulding build-up? Here’s your ultimate Ledgendary™ Crown DIY guide.

Getting Started:
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.

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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.

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Step 2: Locate Wall Studs
Locate the wall studs with a stud finder and mark with painter’s tape.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Step 6: Install Ledgendary™ Crown
Nail your Ledgendary™ Crown to the cleat and ceiling. Repeat until all of the moulding is installed.
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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.

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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.

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When you’re done installing your buildup, let us know by tagging Woodgrain on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We would love to see how your Ledgendary™ project turns out.

Heather Hastings

The most luxurious hotels spare no expense when it comes to design and decor. One widely used design feature is moulding. Moulding adds architectural elegance, sophistication and depth to hotel lobbies, dining rooms, bedrooms and more. Check out some of the most legendary luxury hotels from around the world that are utilizing moulding in incredibly beautiful ways.

The Plaza: New York
Take a trip back to the roaring 20s with the lavish art deco Fitzgerald Suite at the iconic Plaza Hotel in New York City. Named after author F. Scott Fitzgerald, this Gatsby-era inspired suite is the epitome of glamor. Black and white picture rail moulding adds depth to the black and white wallpaper and artwork, while a luxurious chandelier elicits a feeling of charm and romance.

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The Sebel Kirkton Park Hunter Valley: Australia
White crown and chair rail moulding perfectly complement the navy blue walls and black and white-checkered tile floor of this chic and sophisticated hotel lobby in New South Wales, Australia.

The Sebel Kirkton Park Hunter Valley: Australia

The Peninsula: Hong Kong
Ornate columns with arched crown moulding coupled with cove moulding along the ceiling really make this luxe rooftop swimming pool at Hong Kong’s oldest hotel pop.

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Claridge’s: London
The Royal Suite at the opulent Claridge’s hotel in London is truly fit for a king (or queen). Thick white baseboards and chair rail moulding contrast the dark blue walls adorned with 19th Century French architectural prints. Dentil crown moulding in the piano room adds additional elegance to this Victorian-style two-bedroom suite.

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Hotel de Paris: Monaco
Arguably one of the world’s most beautiful dining rooms, Le Louis XV at the Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo is ornate beyond words. The walls and ceiling are essentially works of moulding art. Egg-and-dart moulding, crown moulding, cove moulding and more transform this restaurant into a truly eye-catching masterpiece.

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Want to see more examples of hotels that feature beautiful moulding? Check out our Hotel Moulding Pinterest board.

Daniel Banks

June’s here, which means it’s peak season for homebuyers and sellers. If you’re the latter, here are some simple home improvements you can do to stand out amongst the competition without breaking the bank.

Beautiful white picket fenced home

First, Clean Up

Did you know that a clean home could actually boost your appraisal value? Check out this article to see what else appraisers consider when calculating the market value of your property.

Clean, bright, and airy playroom

Getting rid of clutter and making your home “showroom ready” allows potential buyers to envision the space as their own.

Touch Up Your Paint

Rustic paint brush painting a white wall

Putting aside personal tastes to make your home appeal to any buyer is easy with a coat of fresh, neutral paint. Take a tour of your home with a realtor to get an unbiased look into where your home needs updating. Some quick dry wall putty and new paint patches up most dings on walls, and looks like new after a few minutes.

Install Moulding

According to The National Association of Homebuilders, homebuyers are looking for unique details, like crown moulding and chair rails. Whether your home is historic, a new build, or anything in between, moulding can add character and accentuate features.

Moulding update in old home renovation

Image source: Sawdust Girl

Choose which rooms are the star of your home and work from there. Check out this Houzz Article to see if installing crown moulding is a good option for your space.

Professional installation is a good option if you’re crunched for time and intend to install moulding in several rooms. However, if you’d like to cut labor costs, there are plenty of DIY moulding installation tutorials to guide you.

Beautiful example of Finished Elegance's impact in a family home

Using quality moulding—like our easy-to-install Finished Elegance—will simplify the installation process. Finished Elegance does not need to be painted so it is ready to install when purchased.

Dressing up your home is the perfect way to close your current chapter and move into a new one. Planning to put your home on the market soon? We’d love to hear your thoughts on how you plan to make it open-house ready.

Renae Crill

Woodgrain Distribution is excited to introduce a new component of our refreshed website – our Gallery’s build-up animation videos. These clips walk you through the process to create moulding build-ups, adding architectural interest and customization to your space.

Watch our build-up animations and be inspired by the possibilities. See a room transform from a blank canvas to a custom, dimensional space, in the blink of an eye. Whether you’re looking to make a subtle statement or to redesign an entire space, our build-up animations are sure to inspire. Explore these project topics:

  • Baseboard
  • Coffered Ceiling
  • Judges Panel
  • Chair Rail
  • Crown Moulding

Through these video clips, you can also identify the products needed to achieve the same look for your own home. After viewing the animations, interact with our Product Finder to find the profiles you need, and use our Dealer Locator to plan your purchase.

Check out our new build-up animation videos at woodgraindistribution.com.

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Renae Crill

Closet organization can seem daunting in a small, enclosed space. If your closet feels crowded and overflowing with clothes and accessories, one helpful solution is to arrange your shoes onto an interior wall. By taking your shoes off of the floor, you not only de-clutter your space, but also gain increased visibility and accessibility of your footwear options.

Check out this DIY tutorial on how to create a custom shoe rack using crown moulding:

Shoe Racks From Moulding

Renae Crill

Looking for a way to dress up your bathroom? A low-cost and high-impact solution is to use crown moulding. By installing crown just above the shower to hide the sometimes unsightly curtain rod, you can transform a utilitarian space into one with major style.

Shower Curtain Rod

For information about our moulding products, visit www.woodgrain.com.

Renae Crill

There are countless opportunities to enhance the appeal of our homes by adding moulding. This non-traditional application of crown moulding showcases the unique touch to an ordinary piece of furniture. The bookcase was designed to look “built-in” to the wall, and the addition of crown moulding achieves just that! Check out this DIY tutorial on adding crown moulding to your ordinary furniture:

Pinterest Moulding Bookcase

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