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How to fabricate crown molding using a combination of table saw and router (or shaper).
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Nov-Dec 1988 (v.4#5) pg. 6

Table saw molding heads, an accessory that can make a table saw work like a shaper. General information on getting the most from a molding head and pictoral instructions for creating a cove and making a simple crown molding.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #60 Aug 1997 pg. 40

Quick-clamp coving fence for a table saw.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #68 Oct 1998 pg. 34

Hand-planed moldings. Use a pair of planes to create custom crown molding profiles.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #73 Jun 1999 pg. 82

Tip: Create an elegant cornice by using metal ceiling cornice.
APARTMENT LIFE May 1979 (v.11#5) pg. 48, 112

Tips on getting a good fit at corners when installing cove molding.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1989 (v.67#5) pg. 79

Using crown molding to transform the basic box cabinet.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP May 2001 (v.24#7) pg. 16

Adding crown molding to dramatically change the look of a room is illustrated in photos.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Apr 2002 (v.25#6) pg. 58

Right on the nose. Uses for bullnose trim on cabinet face frames, doors, in crown molding and woodwork.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1993 (v.17#2) pg. 15

Crown molding makes a tasteful addition to just about any room. Here's the secret to doing it right.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1996 (v.19#9) pg. 30

Making crown molding fit. Here are some tips that should solve most of your crown molding woes.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #308 May 1990 (v.40#5) pg. 30

How to make miter cuts on crown molding.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #321 Sep 1991 (v.41#8) pg. 10

Making cove molding on a table saw using a simple jig.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #351 Sep 1994 (v.44#8) pg. 44

Tip tells how to get a tight fit when installing crown molding against a textured ceiling.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #366 Mar 1996 (v.46#3) pg. 103

Understanding and using interior trim. Discusses casing, baseboard, chair rails, wainscoting, cove and crown moldings.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #368 May 1996 (v.46#5) pg. 25

Easy-to-install cove molding. Make this elegant three-piece ceiling cornice using standard molding profiles and basic tools.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #394 Dec 1998-Jan 1999 (v.49#1) pg. 36

Molding constructions details for a Federal cornice from a house in Chestertown Maryland.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #1 Feb-Mar 1981 pg. 59

Tip: How to get replacement crown molding to fit the wavy walls and out-of-square corners encountered in older houses.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #2 Apr-May 1981 pg. 6
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #4 Aug-Sep 1981 pg. 9

How to install baseboard or crown molding at rounded corners without leaving a gap behind the heel of the miter.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #6 Dec 1981-Jan 1982 pg. 10

Fixture makes it easy to mark and cut crown molding for a coped inside corner.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #10 Aug-Sep 1982 pg. 12

Modify an ordinary miter box to miter crown moldings.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #12 Dec 1982-Jan 1983 pg. 12

How to install cove molding that has been "run" by an ornamental plasterer.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #15 Jun-Jul 1983 pg. 10

Cornice construction. Looks at the two basic types of roof cornices (with and without a gutter).
FINE HOMEBUILDING #15 Jun-Jul 1983 pg. 38
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #24 Dec 1984-Jan 1985 pg. 14

Framing doghouse dormers. Two ways to frame a basic gable dormer. Includes information on trimming the dormer with crown molding.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #41 Aug-Sep 1987 pg. 60

Installing crown molding (cornice molding) between the ceiling and walls of a room. Advice on cutting tools, measuring and marking, coping, mitering, etc.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #51 Feb-Mar 1989 pg. 64
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #54 Jun-Jul 1989 pg. 4

Singular details. Rebuilding the cornice of the 1860's Octagon house (New York). Construction details show how a copper-lined gutter is an integral part of the cornice.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #53 Apr-May 1989 pg. 54

Bending crown molding. How to cut crown molding into strips so that it can be installed on a curved wall.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #55 Aug-Sep 1989 pg. 16

Third hand for supporting one end of crown molding during installation is assembled from a stepladder and two clamps.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #64 Dec 1990-Jan 1991 pg. 32

Tips on fabricating curved crown molding in either plaster or wood.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #67 Apr-May 1991 pg. 12

Cutting crown molding. Calculating miter and bevel angles so you can cut crown on compound-miter saws.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #68 Jun-Jul 1991 pg. 79
Correction FINE HOMEBUILDING #72 Feb-Mar 1992 pg. 6

Installing two-piece crown. A method for running wide, paint-grade crown moldings.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #71 Dec 1991-Jan 1992 pg. 85

Making curved crown molding. Glue-laminated trim can be shaped on a table saw.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #74 Apr-May 1992 pg. 79

Simplified method for cutting coped joints on baseboard, chair rail, and crown molding using a saber saw.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #91 Oct-Nov 1994 pg. 32

How to execute a good scarf joint in crown molding using a biscuit joint.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #103 Jun-Jul 1996 pg. 28

Tip on using a small hand-held grinder to cope the backside of wide crown moldings.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #114 Feb-Mar 1998 pg. 30

Tip on cutting crown molding so it can be more easily removed during the fitting process.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #114 Feb-Mar 1998 pg. 32

Make an adjustable cradle (third hand) to hold one end of crown molding being installed where ceiling meets wall.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #119 Oct-Nov 1998 pg. 32

How to hand-carve "gooseneck" molding, a type of cornice found on scrolled pediments in period architecture and cabinetwork.
FINE WOODWORKING #40 May-Jun 1983 pg. 26

Tips on applying cross-grain molding (such as the crown molding around the top of a Chippendale chest) so as to prevent the sides from cracking.
FINE WOODWORKING #57 Mar-Apr 1986 pg. 12

Parallelogram device simplifies finding the correct fence angle when cutting coves on a table saw.
FINE WOODWORKING #74 Jan-Feb 1989 pg. 8

Installing crown molding. Includes instructions for making a 102" measuring stick, a portable compound miter box, and tricks of the trade.
FINE WOODWORKING #80 Jan-Feb 1990 pg. 74

Adjustable layout jig for cutting cove moldings on a table saw.
FINE WOODWORKING #87 Mar-Apr 1991 pg. 51
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #90 Sep-Oct 1991 pg. 6

Band saw jig for altering the back of cove (cap) molding to fit an angle greater than 90-degrees.
FINE WOODWORKING #88 May-Jun 1991 pg. 18

Advice on cutting smoother cove moldings using the table saw method.
FINE WOODWORKING #94 May-Jun 1992 pg. 16

Coves cut on the table saw. How to skew the fence and tilt the blade to make a variety of cove profiles.
FINE WOODWORKING #102 Sep-Oct 1993 pg. 82
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #104 Jan-Feb 1994 pg. 6

Blade guards are incorporated into table saw jigs for cutting box joints, tenons, crosscutting, mitering, resawing, and cove cutting.
FINE WOODWORKING #104 Jan-Feb 1994 pg. 56

Determining the correct miter and bevel angles for flat-cutting hollow cove moldings.
FINE WOODWORKING #105 Mar-Apr 1994 pg. 22

Tip on modifying a chop saw fence to accurately cut joints on crown molding.
FINE WOODWORKING #112 May-Jun 1995 pg. 16

Two methods to accurately cut the compound miters on crown molding.
FINE WOODWORKING #113 Jul-Aug 1995 pg. 18
Correction FINE WOODWORKING #115 Nov-Dec 1995 pg. 10

Tip on using a wobble dado blade to cut coves on a table saw. Use for making cove molding or raised panels (half a cove).
FINE WOODWORKING #114 Sep-Oct 1995 pg. 6

Jig for cutting cove molding on the table saw.
FINE WOODWORKING #126 Sep-Oct 1997 pg. 30

Making and installing large cornice moldings where ceiling meets wall. How to fabricate a cornice from five separate pieces of smaller stock moldings at far less cost than custom-milling.
FINE WOODWORKING #129 Mar-Apr 1998 pg. 78

Simple jig and technique for replicating a piece of cornice molding using successive saw cuts on a table saw.
FINE WOODWORKING #136 May-Jun 1999 pg. 16

Simple, foolproof solution for finding the proper blade tilt and miter gauge angles for cutting crown molding on the table saw.
FINE WOODWORKING #136 May-Jun 1999 pg. 20

Tip: How to make crown molding.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Jul 1980 (v.191#1) pg. 123, 205

A table saw jig for cutting coves.
HOME FURNITURE #1 Winter 1994 pg. 98

Crowning touches. Expert tips and techniques for installing great-looking crown moldings.
HOME MECHANIX #751 Dec 1990-Jan 1991 (v.86) pg. 53

Tip for cutting a compound miter on crown molding.
HOMEOWNER May 1990 (v.15#4) pg. 66

Making coves with the table saw. Covers full cove, partial cove, and radius cove cuts.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Dec 1979 (v.68#9) pg. 28

How to cut molding. Careful cutting is necessary to form invisible joints in crown and baseboard moldings.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #474 Nov 1967 (v.63) pg. 136

How to cut a cove.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #501 Feb 1970 (v.66) pg. 103

Five low-cost decorating ideas. (1) Create a paneled look with molding. (2) Make wood look like marble. (3) Build an eye-catching cornice treatment. (4) Build homemade panel doors for your cabinets. The removable panels can be wallpapered, wrapped, or painted to match room decor. (5) Add mirrors to stair risers to create the illusion of no risers at all. This trick visually enlarges small foyers.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #678 Oct 1984 (v.80) pg. 54

How to restore damaged plaster and how to replace that which is beyond hope. Part 3. Duplicating plaster cornices. How to duplicate in wood or plater and make templates for wall molding and for wall/ceiling molding.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Feb 1974 (v.2#2) pg. 7

Tips on repairing a rusted galvenized iron cornice.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1980 (v.8#11) pg. 177

Decorative plaster. Part 2. Running cornices.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Dec 1984 (v.12#10) pg. 213

Wood cornice restoration and repair.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Aug-Sep 1985 (v.13#7) pg. 141

How to design and assemble a wooden cornice.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1985 (v.13#9) pg. 190

Installing a tin-ceiling cornice.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1986 (v.14#9) pg. 440

Crafting interior cornices.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1996 (v.24#5) pg. 44

Tip shows how to make and use a template to position ceiling crown molding.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1997 (v.25#2) pg. 18

How to cope inside corners of crown or cove moldings.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1966 (v.126#3) pg. 165

Ten tips and jigs to make your saw more versatile. Includes making cove molding, pattern sawing, tapering jig, a squaring board, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1967 (v.127#2) pg. 166

Bench-saw know-how. Part 3. Sophisticated sawing tricks. Cutting coves, saucering round work pieces, working with molding-head cutters, edge-rabbeting round work/pieces.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1972 (v.138#3) pg. 158

Workshop minicourse. Cutting coves on a table saw using a homebuilt parallel rule jig.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1985 (v.162#10) pg. 76

Tip: Make a simple jig to keep cove molding square during installation.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1988 (v.165#6) pg. 134

Painting woodwork (window sills, door trim, crown moldings, and baseboard). Advice on choosing the paint, preparation, application, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1991 (v.168#1) pg. 67

Making a Greek Revival ceiling cornice from stock lumberyard moldings and easily fabricated dentils.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Mar 1987 (v.2#3) pg. 66

Crowning glory. Installing crown molding without cutting a single miter joint. The secret is in the use of high-density foam moldings with separate, preshaped corner blocks.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #829 Oct 1998 (v.94) pg. 32

Large-scale moldings. How to plan the elements, cut coves with a table saw, rout round-overs, create a graceful bullnose and cut dentils.
WOOD MAGAZINE #40 Jan 1991 (v.8#1) pg. 38
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #44 Aug 1991 (v.8#5) pg. 6
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #52 Jun 1992 (v.9#4) pg. 8

How to build a cove-cutting jig for a table saw.
WOOD MAGAZINE #40 Jan 1991 (v.8#1) pg. 29

Jig for setting the fence of a table saw to cut cove molding. This jig is designed especially for table saws with an eccentric arm.
WOOD MAGAZINE #74 Nov 1994 (v.11#8) pg. 6

A technique for cutting curved coves on a table saw.
WOOD MAGAZINE #105 Apr 1998 (v.15#3) pg. 41

Corner jig is used to accurately measure between the corners of a room when installing crown molding.
WOOD MAGAZINE #111 Winter 1998 (v.15#9) pg. 26

Tip on getting correct fence alignment when cutting cove moldings on a table saw without making trial cuts.
WOOD MAGAZINE #116 Aug 1999 (v.16#5) pg. 38

Technique for making full-profile crown molding using a router and table saw.
WOOD MAGAZINE #128 Nov 2000 (v.17#8) pg. 40

Install crown molding using simple 45-degree settings on a miter saw. No tricky compound cuts required.
WOOD MAGAZINE #135 Sep 2001 (v.18#6) pg. 50

Cove cutting. An adjustable jig is used to position a table saw blade at the correct height, and for locating an auxiliary fence at the correct angle, to cut a cove molding.
WOODSMITH #12 Nov 1980 pg. 16

How to cut a cove on a table saw.
WOODSMITH #36 Nov-Dec 1984 pg. 11
Added Info WOODSMITH #37 Jan-Feb 1985 pg. 23

Simple jig for making accurate miter cuts in crown molding on the table saw.
WOODSMITH #61 Feb 1989 pg. 13

Technique for making cove molding on a table saw.
WOODSMITH #113 Oct 1997 (v.19) pg. 11
Added Info WOODSMITH #115 Feb 1998 (v.20) pg. 34

Technique for fitting crown molding. Includes instructions for making a jig to cut cove molding on a table saw.
WOODSMITH #113 Oct 1997 (v.19) pg. 20

Adjustable coving and taper jig for use with a table saw.
WOODWORKER #1072 Mar 1983 (v.87) pg. 176

Table saw cove cutting. Simple jigs make it possible to cut a cove molding to a specific size or thickness on a table saw.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1977 (v.1#3) pg. 16

How to make and use a table saw coving jig.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1996 (v.20#1) pg. 46

Multi-layer molding. Making built-up complex moldings with the router, one layer at a time. Includes crown molding, deep picture frame, and a valance (architectural woodworking that trims the headers of windows and doors).
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1998 (v.22#1) pg. 21

Table saw "extras", a few simple jigs and set-ups. Jigs for making coves, box joints and tapers, how to use a stop and how to make a feather board.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1978 (v.34#4) pg. 39

Tip on using foam-rubber pipe insulation as a sanding block when sanding cove molding.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1990 (v.46#6) pg. 69

Tip shows how to make helpers to hold pieces of crown molding against the ceiling during installation.
WORKBENCH Jun 1997 (v.53#3) pg. 14

Jig for holding crown molding backer in correct position for nailing with only one hand.
WORKBENCH #256 Nov-Dec 1999 (v.55#6) pg. 21