# What’s a spring angle?

How to install crown molding

## Calculating Spring Angle or Determining Spring Angle on Crown Molding

After purchasing crown molding a thousand times any woodworker will tell you the spring angle of any piece of crown you hand him without hesitation, but because we know not all of us have that type of experience, we would like to explain how you can figure out the angle on your own. (Click here to view our How To page and read more about how to cut crown molding)

### To perfectly explain how to determine the spring angle, use this how to diagram and read this, an excerpt from our site:

Finding the spring angle of your crown molding is simple: cut a small section of molding and hold it up the way it will sit mounted on the wall and ceiling. Now measure from the ceiling down the wall to the point where the molding touches the wall. Take that measurement and compare it with the measurement from the wall across the ceiling to the point where the molding touches the ceiling. If the wall measurement is longer, you have a spring angle of 38°. If the ceiling measurement is longer, your spring angle is 52°. If both measurements are the same, the spring angle is 45°.

If that is too complicated for you, another simple technique is to cut a 45 degree wedge, hold up the crown to the wall (at any height) as it is to sit and drop the wedge behind the crown, if it doesn’t fit it is 38, if it fits perfect, it is a 45, and if there is some play between the wall and the wedge you are using 52 degree spring angle.

Simple Right? Any questions? We are sure there are, so just call us and ask us, we love answering questions! Our phone number is (303)646-2029, or simply email us- info@cutncrown.com (paste that to your preferred email!)

If you know now what crown molding spring angle you will be using, order our jig. We sell one jig that is not adjustable per each spring angle. When we first invented Cut-N-Crown we contemplated using one jig that can adjust to each of the three spring angles but the issues we saw was movement. Movement creates error. If you use only one jig that is solid and cannot move than you remove that additional possibility of error. We wanted perfect every time and wanted our customers to know that if they were getting anything other than perfection they could immediately take our jig out of the equation when figuring out why the crown molding is not exactly the way they want it. When you order our crown molding tool, you will quickly see how perfect your cut can be. You can buy our jigs separately or together as a kit if you plan to use multiple spring angles. Smart investment based on perfection and time savings, we promise.