Crown Molding & Trim: Install It Like A PRO!

Master any compound miter angle.

by Wayne Drake


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This unique book (printed in full color) contains all the information needed to cut and install crown molding and trim. Cathedral/vaulted ceilings are rarely attempted because of the many diverse compound miter joints necessary. With our easy to follow 3-Step Method, written for the novice do-it-yourself person and the professional alike, you will be amazed how easy it is.

This 144-page book contains over 400 color photographs and illustrations with easy-to-understand instructions. Nowhere else will you find cutting and installing crown molding for horizontal or cathedral/vaulted ceilings made so quick and easy.

Crown Molding & Trim also contains our proven easy-to-use Miter TableŠ, Crown Molding TableŠ, and Compound Miter ChartŠ which contain over 24,000 saw settings. Create inexpensive decorative crown molding shelves, fireplace mantels, crown molding cornices, and shadow boxes. Create beautiful multi-sided birdhouses, gazebos and flowerpots. Master any compound miter angle. Guaranteed!

This is the only book that you will find anywhere that actually tells the novice do-it-yourself person the exact miter and blade tilt settings to easily cut any compound miter joint. With the Crown Molding & Trim book and a set of 4 True AngleŽ Tools, you will easily be able to cut and install all of the crown molding and trim in your home.

About the Author

Wayne Drake has been a mechanical engineer by profession since 1973. He has an extensive background in advanced mathematics and engineering graphics. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology 1972 and his Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Systems Engineering from the University of West Florida in 1976. His interest in cutting and installing crown molding and trim stems from his many years as a woodworking hobbyist. The event that led to the founding of (March 2000) was the construction of six of the large birdfeeders shown on his website and in Chapter 16 of this book. While making these as Christmas presents, he discovered, after cutting all 24 gazebo roof pieces, the birdfeeder plans had the wrong miter and blade tilt angles. He then sat down and graphically derived what is now called the Compound Miter Chart, which illustrates the relationship between corner angle and crown slope angle for a compound miter cut. Today, is the best and only one-stop-source for information on how to cut any compound miter angle.