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Here recently I’ve had to install some crown molding by myself so I came up with these little jigs to help hold it in place. These things might be a common thing that are used but I’ve never seen any. I was going to use knob bolts but the ones I had wasn’t long enough so I used regular bolts with a socket driver in the impact drill. I used t-nuts in the back with some extra screws to make sure they didn’t pop out. I put a cleat on the inside to hold it to the correct height, plus another on the outside for an extra large ledge. Snugged up and about two “clicks” with the impact makes it where they won’t budge and it doesn’t hurt the cabinet. Anyway, I’ve only used them on this one job and they were a great help to me, wished I had thought of it years ago. I thought someone else that has had the same issues might want to make some or give them an idea for their own version.
Mike, I don't see anything wrong there! im going to make me a set! Thank's for the idea!
Fastcap makes these but I never got around to trying them so I'm not endorsing them.
Pat, Those look a lot like the brackets used to support a plank while roofing. Seems like they would be much better in a thinner material? Sheet steel?
Nice idea. We always have cabinet screws on the job for clamping face frames and we just use those. They don't have the handy stop though but the cabinet screws make installing crown a lot easier.
Fantastic idea, and timely! Thanks for sharing!
Pat those are for wall / ceiling crown and they work great.
Mike why wouldn't they work on cabinets?
Pat i use these when installing crown in a room (lets say 12 feet long) when I'm alone their just a helping hand. The crown flops around in them and doesn't hold it to an exact line and their not meant to be. The jig the OP made rests the crown on an exact spot measured up from the rail while the red ones will need to put a screw at least 3 inches or more up from the bottom of the crown and are really only useful as a third hand at the other end. Before i bought these i used a coat hanger and a screw to do the same thing. The crown will fall to the forward angle which is not correct for crown so their will be a twist going down the length of the molding but that doesn't matter so much as you work your way across the wall the hangers slip out leaving the screw hidden behind the crown. On an average size room i use only 2 one on the end and one in the middle.
Thanks for the answer Mike
Great idea. I always just use a strip of wood the width of my reveal between door tops and moulding bottom and clamp in place with a couple of spring clamps.