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Crown molding for Arts & Crafts 1920's bungalow

7 years ago

We want to add crown molding to our 1920's bungalow. I think it would be considered Arts & Crafts or *maybe* Craftsman style. The millwork is yellow pine. We plan to keep the style of the molding pretty simple, like the other wood trim. My question: How wide should it be? What dimensions/proportions should it have? Our baseboards are 7" wide, our door and window frames are 4.5" wide. I was thinking of maybe using those same dimensions, 7" for the ceiling, 4.5" for the wall. Our general contractor was thinking more like 4"5 for the ceiling, 1.75" for the wall. I think he was concerned about potential twisting of the trim. That just sounds rather narrow to me. Thoughts? I'll attach photos with this. (The photo I have of the window frame is from the dining room where we did add a narrow chair rail, but the crown molding will go in the living room, btw.)

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