I have a problem with the crown moulding on the corner cabinet in my parents kitchen that I am redoing for them.
I did not want to face nail anything, so the crown moulding was screwed to the top of the corner cabinet from behind before the cabinet was hung. I just have it in place temporarily for now while I decide what to do. In the picture, the cabinet is level in all three planes. But, as you can see, I have a little problem where the level crown meets an awfully unlevel ceiling.
What do I do?
I thought of scribing the crown to the ceiling, but too much of the profile would be lost and I think it would look stupid.
My brother suggested that I hang the cabinet crooked so that I have as much of the crown against the ceiling as possible. No.
My Dad suggested that I take the crown off and face nail it so that it is more flush to the ceiling. This would require bizarre angles and bevels for the 45º corners as well as look funny when the gap between the crown and the face frame (and soon doors) tapers.
A case of caulk? I do think this is the answer, a nice cove bead of flexible latex caulk that is then painted to match the ceiling.
What would you do?