How To Make A Cornice
A cornice is a decorative architectural feature that adds elegance charm to any room. It is a great way to enhance the look of your windows create a seamless transition between the wall the ceiling. Making a cornice may seem like a challenging task but with the right tools materials it can be a fun rewarding DIY project. In this article we will walk you through the step-by-step process of making a cornice.
Before we begin let’s gather all the materials we need:
1. Measuring tape
2. Plywood or MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) board
3. Crown molding
4. L-brackets screws
5. Wood glue
7. Primer paint
Now that we have everything ready let’s get started:
Step 1: Measure Mark
Using a measuring tape measure the width height of your window. Mark these dimensions on the plywood or MDF board. This will be the base of your cornice.
Step 2: Cut the Base
Using a saw cut along the marked lines to create the base of your cornice. Make sure the edges are smooth even.
Step 3: Attach L-Brackets
To secure the cornice to the wall attach L-brackets to the backside of the base. Space them evenly along the length of the cornice. Use screws to secure the brackets firmly.
Step 4: Cut Install Crown Molding
Measure cut the crown molding to fit the perimeter of the cornice base. Use a miter saw to achieve precise cuts. Apply wood glue to the backside of the molding press it onto the base ensuring a tight fit. Use clamps to hold the molding in place until the glue dries.
Step 5: SPrime
Once the glue is dry sthe entire cornice to create a smooth surface. Wipe away any dust apply a primer coat to enhance the paint adhesion.
Step 6: Paint Finish
Choose your desired color paint the cornice. Apply multiple coats if necessary allowing each coat to dry before applying the next. Once the paint is dry add any desired decorative touches such as stenciling or faux finishes.
Step 7: Installation
Using a level mark the desired height on the wall where you want to install the cornice. Use a drill to create pilot holes for the screws. Then carefully lift the cornice align it with the level markings. Attach the cornice to the wall using screws inserted through the L-brackets.
Congratulations! You have successfully made installed a cornice. Step back admire its beauty the enhancement it brings to your window room.
In conclusion making a cornice may require some time effort but the result is worth it. By following these simple steps using the right tools materials you can create a stunning custom cornice that adds a touch of elegance to your home. Enjoy the process the satisfaction of creating something beautiful with your own hands.