|Forum topic by Greg In Maryland||posted 10-28-2015 10:50 PM||558 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
10-28-2015 10:50 PM
I am planning on making several crown moulding picture shelves similar to this:
out of solid cherry using hand planes—hollows and rounds, rabbet planes, etc.
What makes the most sense? Make the individual moulding components and building them up one at a time to a profile I want, or gluing up a solid piece and cutting away with the planes? I do not have a specific profile in mind, but I probably will rely on M. Bickford’s book for guidance. I do have power tools available and will use them as needed, but I would like all the profiling to be accomplished with the planes. I’ll use a french cleat arrangement to hold the whole thing up.
I am thinking about a shelf about 4-6 feet long, about 4-5 inches tall and 3-4 inches in depth. Not too big, but hopefully not too puny for the scale.