How To Cut Cornice

How To Cut Cornice

Are you planning to renovate your home? If yes, then installing cornices can enhance the overall look of your home. Cutting cornices can be an overwhelming task but with the right tools and techniques, you can do it with ease. In this blog post, we will guide you on how to cut cornices like a pro.

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  1. Materials you will need:
  2. Steps to cut cornices:
    1. Step 1: Measure the cornice
    2. Step 2: Make a guide mark
    3. Step 3: Set up your saw
    4. Step 4: Make the cut
    5. Step 5: Sand the edges
  3. Tips:
  4. Conclusion:

Materials you will need:

  • Cornices
  • A measuring tape
  • A pencil
  • A straightedge or level
  • A saw (preferably a compound miter saw)
  • Sandpaper

Steps to cut cornices:

Follow these simple steps to cut cornices:

Step 1: Measure the cornice

Take the measurement of the entire area where you want to install the cornice. Once you have the measurement, add an extra 10-15% to the measurement to accommodate any mistakes or miscalculations.

Step 2: Make a guide mark

Now, using a pencil, make a guide mark where you want to make your first cut. Use a level or straightedge to make the mark straight.

Step 3: Set up your saw

Set up your saw according to the angle of your guide mark. For example, if your guide mark is at a 45-degree angle, set your saw at a 45-degree angle.

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Step 4: Make the cut

Hold the cornice firmly against the fence of the saw and make the cut. Repeat the process for all the other pieces.

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Step 5: Sand the edges

Use sandpaper to smooth out the edges of the cut cornices.


  • Wear safety glasses and a dust mask when cutting cornices.
  • Always measure twice before making any cuts.
  • If you are uncertain about anything, seek help from an expert.


Cutting cornices may seem like a daunting task, but if you follow these simple steps, it can be done with ease. With a little patience and practice, you can become an expert at cutting cornices.

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