How to Make a Crown Molding Jig


It can be tricky when we cut crown molding entirely, with the different compound and angle cuts confusing. There are many steps you will need to carefully observe with clear markings to ensure you don’t end up wasting time, effort, and materials. 

Most people still struggle with cutting crown molding, even when they have been practicing for many years. You can choose the best crown molding jig from here, that help you to quite cut it easily with some methods. Here, I am creating a cutting guide to make crown molding as easy as pie. If you observe the following steps, you will be bypassing several mistakes with cutting crown molding.

First Step

What makes crown molding confusing is that it takes a seat halfway between the wall and the ceiling, you need to create right-angle cuts so to make sure you line up in the corners. When cutting a crown molding, you’re mainly working with an outside and inside edges. Ensuring your angles cuts are accurate will go a long way in producing a clean and precise crown molding.

Second Step

There are two significant ways to cut the molding. The one thing about this method is that you have to do it upside down.

Most people still struggle with cutting crown molding, even when they have been practicing at a viewpoint when we want to cut. You will have to be somewhat careful when applying this method for safety reasons.

The second method is by holding it the actual way it will go against the partition, though that makes it safer and more comfortable with a jig. If you want something easy, there is no need to ignore the second method.

Third Step

To create the jig, the first is to place the molding as it should be against the wall and measure the extent out and up it will go.

Cut and Label Cutting Guide

Now you can create a cut list based on these measurements. These labels and cutting are essential. A mistake could set you back by two steps. Watch clearly and do it with the utmost concentration.

After securing the board to the saw, we need to make three cuts. Cutting shouldn’t be through the board; you only need small slits cuts into the board, as indicated below.

  • 45˚ to both the left and right
  • Make a straight cut 0˚


Label the right side of the board. Now go on and label the board’s right side with similar markings as above. Do the same for the left side also.

Cutting your Crown Moulding

Now we get a little sunken area over your saw that the crown molding settles right into effortlessly. The board grasps your crown molding firmly the correct distance away from the fence, putting it in the right angle while making the cuts. The Cutting tutorial reminds you where and how to cut along with which part of the crown molding to keep for the corner we are cutting. It can become very perplexing, so continuous prompts are very helpful!

When using this method to cut with the upside-down crown molding, right-angled against the wall, always ensure you do the following:

Inside Corners

  • The left side of the corner will now become the left side of the crown piece.
  • The right part of the corner will be the right side of the crown piece.

Outside Corners

  • The right part of the corner will be the crown piece right side
  • The left side of the corner piece will turn to the right side of the crown piece.

This confusing nature is a reason why labeling is so vital.

Note: When cutting molding, try to always err on the part of being too stretched on your initial cut. Shredding off slightly more is more comfortable than beginning over with a fresh piece of molding if you cut too brief!

Note: With the crown molding upside down always, at all times, make your label on the bottom of the crown.

Always ensure you keep your hands away from the blade and have the crown hard-pressed firmly against the wall while cutting.

When creating straight cuts for areas where the crown molding stops, don’t remove the cutting jig; instead, lay the crown even against the wall or lay it down onto the jig.

It is impossible to make use of the same “stop and guide” board for unalike sized crown molding. Even with several years of doing it, you will still sometimes see it as confusing.

It can be very complicated, but if you can get a ready-made template, use it as a guide, and you are good to go.