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How to Install Crown Molding the Easy Way

By: Danny Lipford
Crown molding with corner block on yellow wall.

Crown molding installed using corner blocks.

Installing crown molding usually involves making precise mitered and coped cuts in the corners, followed by careful placement of each piece of crown molding so they align properly. However, with the introduction of premade corner blocks, the installation of crown molding couldn’t be easier.

Corner blocks are decorative molding pieces with squared ends that are attached to inside and outside corners. This allows simple square cuts to be made on the crown molding to fill the spaces between the blocks. This means that there’s no need for any odd shaped coping cuts or special fits on mitered cuts.

Watch this video to find out more.

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  • Joe Says:
    June 1st, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    Where can I purchase corner blocks in Hudson Valley NY.

    Thank you



  • Judy Stephens Says:
    April 10th, 2016 at 9:22 am

    Thank you for that easy tip .Now what if you have a wall that will join another room and it is short corner and has a slant to meet the other room.


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    Ben Erickson Says:
    October 9th, 2010 at 8:29 am

    Hi Pat,
    Actually the video is titled “How to Install Crown Molding the Easy Way” to indicate that it takes a different approach from traditional crown molding installation. As discussed in the text that accompanies the video, the reason it’s so easy is that the corner blocks are purchased premade. As someone who’s mitered and coped their share of crown molding the traditional way, I would have to agree that this is a much easier approach.



  • Pat Cantwell Says:
    October 9th, 2010 at 7:49 am

    Adding corner blocks is an interesting approach;however, the movie is titled “how to install crown molding.”

    The title of the video is not appropriate and misleading.

    Using corner blocks likely are more involved than illustrated. First of all how do you make a corner block and then properly fit to the corners of both walls.


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