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Forum topic by AWood posted 01-24-2010 06:59 PM 836 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-24-2010 06:59 PM

I have always found that using molding whether it is a cabinet or renovating a room, it is like putting a frame around a picture. No matter if it is a master piece painting or a photo, no justice is served without a picture frame. I have seen table tops, end tables, door ways, wood panel dens, etc.etc… all are enhanced by someone in a lot of cases using one, two or three individual moldings in combination to make the woodwork standout. I have made “dentil”and installed under crown but I am running out of ideas. I have a number of listings showing the large number of router bits, but does anyone know of a book or magazine that shows some results of this different molding combination’s?

-- AllWood

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#1 posted 01-24-2010 07:11 PM

This book here is a full of mouldings of classic furniture.

You may want to expand your horizons and look into antique molding planes. They often have profiles that cannot be duplicated with router bits. The only downside is that you have to learn how to restore and tune them.


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#2 posted 01-24-2010 10:05 PM

one of the best book´s to see many different moldings in is

The Wooden Plane
Its History,Form,And Function

author John M. Whelan

but there is allso other old books
abaut the trade of woodworking
that descripe moldings and how
they are made
I can´t remmember them now
maybee later


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#3 posted 01-24-2010 11:32 PM

I have a reprinted catalog of moldings from the good ole days. I’ll post the name if I can find it.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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