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Crown Molding Clips

Hanging crown molding can be tricky — often you’re working on ladders with long pieces, and even if you have a helper, the molding can still sag in the middle.  Crown Clips give you the extra support you need to secure the molding without a helper.  The 9/16” deep hooks on these reusable clips hold the crown molding in place while you fasten it to the wall.

Space the Crown Clips about every 48 inches and attach them to the wall with drywall screws. Make sure you place the hook so it’s just below the bottom edge of the molding. Then rest the molding in the clips and nail the molding to the wall. When the molding is secure, remove each clip simply by sliding it to the left about 3/4 of an inch and popping it off the drywall screw. The screw’s hidden behind the crown molding — no one will ever know it’s there.

Manufactured in China, Crown Clips sell in the US through McFEELY’s for $28 a 25-pack.

Crown Molding Clips [McFEELY’S]

 

6 Responses to Hang Crown Molding Without Help

  1. Jason says:

    Don’t you mean slide them to the *right*? From that picture, sliding them to the left won’t do much good…

  2. Geoff K. says:

    Picky, picky, picky… My guess is you’d figure it out if you had them in-hand…

  3. Tom says:

    They DO know that they’re hanging that molding upside down right?

  4. Jason you are correct. As shown in the picture you’d need to slide it to the right — unless you’re hanging upside down from the ceiling for some reason.

    I found a post in the this old house forum that says the crown molding in this picture is upside down too.

    http://advice.thisoldhouse.com/showthread.php?t=1689&page=2

  5. Brau says:

    It seems to me this product is very limited to specific sized moldings and those that have a concave in the back where the screw would have to be located. For me they’d just be one more thing to carry about as I simply use a few thin finishing brads under the crown to support the moldings. The small holes are easily patched during the painting/caulking process.

  6. Pierce says:

    well as Brau said, finish nails. (actually he said brads, but why split hairs)

    They are simple, inexpensive and been around for some time. and they are time tried and proven.

    I replaced a lot of helpers with nails.

    If your tool can only do one job, why buy it?

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