Molding/crown molding cornice valancePosted: Updated:
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Molding cornice valance - Debbie Hernandez from The Home Depot shows azfamily.com's Scott Pasmore how to make a cornice valance from molding and crown molding.
-Crown molding (cut to 48"w or desired size) or decorative baseboard molding
-(Qty 2) Large pre-made crown molding corners, if using crown molding.
-1x6x6 wood plank cut to 58".
-Glue gun with glue sticks.
-Clear liquid nails.
-L-brackets or 2x2 for installation
-Drill with screwdriver bit and level.
-Measure 1" in on the 1x6 and attach the first corner, make sure the back of the crown molding corner is flush with the back of the shelf.
-When attaching all components, use clear liquid nails for long term adhesion, but also use hot glue for immediate adhesion. This will allow you to continue with your project.
-Next attach crown molding to the 1x6 at an angle, then the other corner.
-If using straight 5 or 7" straight molding, simply measure and miter each side first -Then, measure the required depth back to the wall and create returns
-Returns will need to be mitered at the front corner, and will be flush at the wall end.
-Attach the bottom side of the molding to the 1x6, then attach the returns.
-Sand any rough edges.
-Caulk any open areas between crown molding or other molding and wood planks.
-Let dry. Sand.
-Paint to desired color.
-Faux finish if desired.
-To install, find appropriate height on wall, find studs using stud finder.
-Attach 2x2 to wall, leveling after first screw.
-Use at least 3 screws. If studs are not in the right place, use anchors.
-Place shelf onto 2x2. Screw down through the top of the shelf into the 2x2.
-Or install L-brackets spaced evenly apart into studs, if possible, level while measuring.
-Accessorize and enjoy!