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Faux Wood Crown Molding

Faux Wood Crown Molding looks like wood,
but is less expensive and easier to install.

Faux wood molding comes in just as many styles and sizes as wood molding but in some cases, it costs less. Faux crown molding made with polyurethane, polystyrene, or resin and once finished looks pretty similar to wood and polyurethane or polystyrene types will not split, crack or break.

To make it look exactly like stained wood,you do need a really good faux finisher, which will cost extra, so keep that cost in mind too.

Faux wood is lighter in weight, which makes it easier to install than real wood. You can cut nail it and except for the resin type, it doesn’t require special adhesive to glue it.

It’s my opinion that in most cases you are better off with real wood, but an example of when faux wood will be much more cost effective is when you are installing crown molding on a curve. The easiest way to do that is to use a flexible crown molding, which is essentially a rubbery resin.

This resin crown molding is made to order for a specific radius. It also weighs much more than wood, but it can make a curve that otherwise would be nearly impossible. The labor cost to install molding on a curve, if done with real wood, would be outrageous.

To further research faux wood crown molding click here.

To see the flexible crown molding I recommend click here.

Below are a couple of videos to give you an idea of
how to to create a faux wood finish.

You can also find books and dvd’s on the subject here.

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