Custom Crown Molding
Custom Crown Moldings
If you want a really special look, why not have your own crown molding made? If you live in a sizable city or town it is usually quite easy to find a woodworking mill that will make any crown molding you can draw.
If you can't find a woodworking mill, you might find a woodworker who has equipment that can make moldings. The trick to finding woodworkers is to visit fine lumberyards where these folks buy their raw materials.
The woodworking mill or individual woodworker use basically the same tools. But the woodworking mills almost always have better equipment, large capacity and the ability to grind cutting knives in a short period of time.
The best part is that the woodworking mills often save the sharp steel knives used to cut the profiles. An older mill might have 100 or more knives in stock that they can use to create a truly custom look. All you have to do is ask to see the different profiles they have already produced.
If you want to have your own personal style, you need to consult with them so they can help you draw a profile that will be easy to cut. It is possible to copy different elements from several crown moldings and combine them into one new profile. Simply use your imagination and start to draw. It helps to have small sample lengths of existing crown molding handy. You can trace the profiles on a piece of paper.