Graphical Construction Glossary >> Woodwork. >> mouldings >> Cornice
A quite ornate plaster-cornice that is quite at home in a room that has a ceiling height of about 3300 or 11 ft. The size of these mouldings ideally should be related to the size of the room. In average homes we start off with the humble 55mm or 2-1/4" which is the size that is by far the most popular. Then they go up to ones in the photo that are custom made for the one job.
Another illustration of wooden cornices, this time internally above a quite imposing set of doors
The term can just about be interchanged with crown mold, but it does seem now that the trend is towards crown mold to be timber and cornice to be plaster for internal work.
Here is a rather tired looking external wooden cornice. Once again as in nearly all of the moulding in joinery and carpentry work the the term can also relate to the
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