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So I installed a ceiling fan intending to cover up the wire holes with trim. As you can see below the holes drilled were too big. The entire house uses this size and type of trim. It would look weird putting larger trim here.

Would filling the hole with wood filler be a viable solution? Would the wood filler interact poorly with the fan wiring?

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  • What type of wiring is that? Non-metallic cable? Lamp cord (plug type wiring)? Low voltage wiring? – bib Jan 28 at 18:18
  • 3-wire for ceiling fan. 14awg – ACD Jan 28 at 18:34
  • Is the trim going to be painted white? – Machavity Jan 28 at 19:01
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    If it is not armored, running it under molding rather than the wall cavity is probably a code violation, and more importantly, a risk of damage and danger. – bib Jan 28 at 19:01
  • I am going to add the protective metal conduit to the wiring. The trim is going to be stained. – ACD Jan 28 at 19:25
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This isn't common on an open wall, more for shadow boxes and such. However, you could remove that piece of molding and cut another piece with a 45° angle where it meets the corner. Then cut a small piece about 1ft. long with 45° angles on both ends. Then cut yourself a dead end on the left side. You will probably have to cope the excess wood at the corners for the wire to fit better. You can pinch nail both pieces at the top and bottom for a tight fit in that area.

Crown Molding Return

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