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Can Crown Moulding Be Installed On Cabinets?

That perfect little black dress to a woman is what crown moulding is to a home. Crown moulding is an architectural classic, enhancing the room and adding the final polish. Whether that’s in the bedroom, the bathroom, and even…your kitchen cabinets? Yes! Believe it or not, crown mouldings can be added to kitchen cabinets to really provide that extra “wow factor” upon entering your home.

Why Add Crown Moulding To Your Cabinets?

Your kitchen cabinets don’t have crown moulding? Time for a DIY weekend project! Crown moulding on cabinets instantly elevates the aesthetic of your kitchen. But it’s important to choose the right style moulding for your home. If your kitchen has taller ceilings, consider adding more detailed crown moulding. If your kitchen has lower ceilings, choose a sleeker look. Ensure the width is also appropriate, so as to not dominate the room with this feature.

Installing Crown Moulding On Cabinets

The trick that makes this project so simple is the addition of wooden nailing strips at the top of the wall cabinets. These strips help you position the crown moulding and provide a place to nail onto other than the cabinet face. Because the strips are stepped back, the crown molding will cover them, rendering them invisible. For step by step directions on installing crown moulding on your cabinets, check out this article!

Cabinet Crown Moulding Tips

  • For the sleekest appearance, the bottom edge of the crown molding should be flush with the face of the cabinets. This means that the nailing strips need to be stepped back on all sides by the thickness of the lower edge of the crown molding.

  • Be sure to use an electric nail gun. Not only does this valuable tool let you shoot thin brad nails and avoid splitting your cabinets, but it can also reach into low soffit areas where it can be difficult to swing a hammer.

  • Wood glue is valuable in securing crown molding to nailing strips. Once you have cut all pieces and dry-fit them for accuracy, run a thin bead of wood glue along the junction between the molding and the strip.

Do you need guidance to find the best style crown moulding for your cabinets? Contact us today at 905.856.9100 or


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