With full overlay cabinets, you don’t attach the molding directly to the box. There are several different ways you can install crown moulding on top of your cabinets and it comes down to the look you are going for and the type of overlay on the cabinets. For full overlay cabinets, you would have to secure it to the top of the cabinets. Full-overlay doors on frameless upper cabinets make it tricky to apply crown molding at the ceiling.
If I am installing the wall cabinets to the ceiling how do you install the crown molding if there is no frame exposed? I am assuming the cabinet would have to get. My guess is that you have full overlay dooors and there is not enough of the top face frame exposed to attach the crown to, as this has become a very common problem. I couldn’t figure out a way to attach it with the full overlay doors and the tight space.
Why not install the crown before installing the cabinet on the wall? Attaching crown directly to the face frame is not only common, but appropriate. The designer (who also has been an installer) states firmly that this method works for both full and partial overlay cabinets, does not jeopardize the face frame, maintains the reveal, and allows future changes without damaging cabinets, etc. One advantage of the full overlay cabinet is that the double door boxes can be butt doors. Because there is not much face frame to work with, most installers will need to run a cleat or scrap wood around the upper perimeter to attach crown molding.
Crown Molding On Full Overlay Kitchen Wall Cabinets
They have what’s called full overlay doors meaning the doors completely cover the cabinet boxes. It also means there is nothing at the top of the cabinet box to attach crown molding to. Crown Molding is the top molding that caps off an element like cabinetry, a piece of furniture or hiding the seam between the wall and the ceiling. Is there a design rule that states you should install molding on the tops of your wall and tall cabinets? Although many full overlay wall and tall cabinets are designed with a wider reveal at the top specifically for the installation of some type of molding. The main types of cabinet door overlays are full and partial (or classic) and, more recently, inset. Without having any space on the top of the wall cabinets to install molding, you will often have to do slightly shorter height wall cabinets if you are looking for crown molding and additionally, when installing these types of cabinets with a wall to the left or right you will need to use fillers. Without having any space on the top of the wall cabinets to install molding, you will often have to do slightly shorter height wall cabinets if you are looking for crown molding and additionally, when installing these types of cabinets with a wall to the left or right you will need to use fillers. Ikea kitchen cabinets do not have face frames, so running molding along the front of them is not possible. Or just mount the cabinets a little lower, and use some crown. Because IKEA cabs are full overlay euro cabinets the trim piece above should be flush with the face of the doors. Drawer Equal Height) Cabinet. Brian notes the overlay versus inset opening size issue and how drawer boxes and face frame will not be equal on full overlay cabinets.