How to Install Crown Molding on Kitchen Cabinets

Crown molding on cabinets is installed the same as crown molding on a wall. The bottom of the crown is held firm on the cabinet face and installed in that position. You can attach the crown several different ways. If your cabinets extend up to your ceiling, you will place the crown like you would on a wall and ceiling setup. If your cabinets do not reach the ceiling, you will simply attach the crown to the top of the cabinet.

Cabinets that touch the ceiling

All of these turn of the crown are turns in the horizontal plane. Your crown slope angle will be 90 deg minus your crown spring angle (see page 38). Glue all joints as you install.

Cabinets that do not touch the ceiling

For these cabinets, you will need to install a simple nailing block to the top of the cabinet every three feet to hold the crown firm. Cut the nailing block to the crown spring angle. Glue all joints as you install.