Crown moulding

  • US 8,516,758 B2
  • Filed: 12/07/2009
  • Issued: 08/27/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/05/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A lineal crown moulding comprising an elongated moulding with a front surface with a first configuration having a top side front chamfer portion, a bottom side front chamfer portion and a front non-planar decorative profile portion positioned between said top side front chamfer portion and said bottom side front chamfer portion and a back surface with a second configuration having a top side back chamfer portion and a bottom side back chamfer portion and a back non-planar decorative profile portion positioned between said top side back chamfer portion and said bottom side back chamfer portion wherein said second configuration of the back surface is an inverted and reproduced configuration of the first configuration of the front surface and said back surface have substantially identical configurations inverted relative to each other about a vertical centre line from a top side of said crown moulding to a bottom side of said crown moulding, wherein the vertical centre line runs from a top edge of said top side back chamfer portion to a bottom edge of said bottom side front chamfer portion, so that a piece of the crown moulding can be mounted with either the front surface or the back surface, if the crown moulding is inverted, exposed to match the exposed profile of an adjacent piece of the crown moulding and wherein when installed at the intersection of a wall and a ceiling the top side back chamfer portion is sized and shaped to be placed against the ceiling and the bottom back side chamfer portion is sized and shaped to be placed against the wall when the crown moulding is installed with the front surface exposed and the top side front chamfer portion is sized and shaped to be placed against the wall and the bottom side back chamfer portion is sized and shaped to be placed against the ceiling when the crown moulding is installed with the back surface exposed and wherein a first angle between the top back chamfer portion and the straight line between the two outermost points on the back surface is the same as a second angle between the bottom front chamfer portion and the straight line between the two outermost points on the front surface.

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