In our previous kitchen the crown molding was installed on top of the cabinets. It was secure with screws in the back. Removeable, great finishing and no damage to the cabinet front. Something like this:
I remodeled our kitchen and the plan was to install crown molding in the same fashion however, I'm now facing two issues:
- Due to poor quality control the the cabinet tops are uneven in some joints by a small amount like 1/16".
- The fridge panel is higher than the cabinets by about 1/4" (see pics).
I see two options:
- Level the top - I have no idea how (open to suggestions).
- Overlay the crown molding.
What I want to avoid is to nail it to the front of the face frame because if something goes wrong... then the front will be damaged with nail holes. Also because the crown molding is already finished it doesn't seem like a good idea anyway.
I though that maybe I could overlay it about 1/4" with the face frame to hide the top issues.
Hence the questions: is this a valid approach? Do you see any problems I might face for doing it this way? How something like this is usually resolved out there?