How to Crown Molding
A standard feature in older homes, crown molding can give new construction a sense of characterand its a big-reward project that you can tackle over the weekend.
Material options. Wood molding is a perennial favorite, says Matt Muenster, an interior designer and licensed contractor whos the host of DIY Networks BATHtastic! The more exotic the wood, the more expensive the molding will be. Pine and MDF (mediumdensity fiberboard) are the cheapest and most basic wood options, and they paint very well.