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Crown Molding on a Sloped Ceiling

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I know I am just being an idiot but I have searched through this forum and I cannot find an answer.

 

I have a room where the ceiling is sloped (single slope) and the slope is defined by the roof above it. I am trying to put crown molding around the room but when I go to the room dbx and choose molding, I pick a profile and define it as crown but it wants me to define its distance from the floor. Obviously that is different for each location along the walls. Is there a way to tell it that I want it just below the ceiling - whatever height that is?

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Crown doesn't transition well going up the slope, but it's easy enough to draw in using a 3D Molding Polyline, and a Room Molding Polyline for the remainder.

 

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Thanks Eric,

 

I was hoping there was an easier way. I swear back in X5 (my previous version), you could just define how far down from the ceiling in the dbx rather than just how far up from the floor. Maybe I am imagining things.  ;-)

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Do yourself a favor and don't be the designer that specified crown molding on a sloped ceiling.  The only way in the real world to do this is with transition blocks and it looks really bad.

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3 hours ago, javatom said:

Do yourself a favor and don't be the designer that specified crown molding on a sloped ceiling.  The only way in the real world to do this is with transition blocks and it looks really bad.

:-)  I am not doing actual crown molding. The customer currently has a T&G natural wood ceiling with a small coved strip around the edge to hide where the boards meet the sheetrock at the walls.  The cove is falling down and we are going to be painting the wood so I am going to just put a 5/8" x 1-1/2" strip where the wall meets the ceiling to replace the cove.

 

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My brother has been able to do it by coping the joints but I certainly wouldn't recommend it unless your very good at coping.

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I did a plan for a client back in late eighties and then trimmed the house  for him. He had a pool room (game room) and when I trimmed the house he decided he wanted crown in that room. I did it, but swore i would never do it again. To this day I have not. It is a real PITA. Merry Christmas guys and a Great New Year

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I actually ended up doing it in my own personal house, but it is a VERY simple cove crown and it is 20' up so any faces that don't quite match (by mm's) are too far away to see.

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