Moldings come in all shapes, sizes and styles. From base molding and door casing, to chair rail and crown molding, there are even custom moldings that craftsmen will sometimes create on site to match existing trim in old homes. Just like there are many different types of moldings, there are also many ways to cut and install them. A good lesson in cutting moldings is making sure the way you are cutting it, is the way it will be applied. For example, when I cut crown molding it is easiest for me to “nest” it on the saw, in the position it will sit on the wall or cabinet. You can cut complex moldings like crown molding flat on the saw, but it requires a compound miter cut, and if you are shooting for perfection there is a bit of math involved, which for me equates to increased possibility of mistakes and mis-cuts!