Crown molding… my nemesis

I have a years-long habit of buying the tools I need only after I discover I need them the hard way.  This means that my first try at almost anything is a disaster.  When the guys at Home Depot start chuckling when you come back in for the fourth time in a weekend, it’s time to buy better tools.

A couple years ago, because I did fine with baseboards, I thought crown molding would be cake.  I spent most of the afternoon banging my head against the wall, and then the other wall, and then the other wall…

This time I had a proper miter saw and a crown molding jig, which is a must-have to get the angles and cuts right consistently.  This weekend I conquered crown molding, my nemesis, in about an hour, with no head wounds, and lots of excuses to use the nail gun.