Determining Molding for Frame and Panel

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Forum topic by Scottlj posted 04-27-2014 04:17 AM 891 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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04-27-2014 04:17 AM

Topic tags/keywords: raised panel rail stile molding pine

So they no longer make the hutch for the dining room sideboard my wife bought years ago. Which is good. Because now I can build one! And I’d obviously like to match the style of this pine wood construction. Here’s the thing though…

The sides apparently use Frame & Panel construction, though just for design; they’re not actually doors. What’s interesting – and perhaps odd – is that the infill panel sits right into the rail and stile grooves, but the molding inside the panels is not coming from the rail/stile router bit. It’s another molded piece that’s just glued in and creates a raised treatment. (Pic below.) So…

I think I can identify a close enough panel profile and get the router bit for that. And using a rail/stile flat profile is easy. (Though kind of lame to spend money on such router bits I’d likely only use for this project.) But what then? Where can I find the molding? I guess what I’m asking is if anyone recognizes this molding to the degree that they could recommend a router bit where I could make some from stock, or a supply house that might sell something similar. (I’d still have to rabbet the molding to inset it into the panel, but that’s not hard either.)

Any clues? Thanks!

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#1 posted 04-27-2014 02:40 PM

Answering my own question in case others come across it and are looking for similar:

On another forum, someone suggested that what I’m looking for is “base cap moulding”

Turns out, this is true. I didn’t know this term, but when I search for it, I find all kinds of providers. So now it’s a matter of just trying to match the profile by sight.

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