Whole House Remodel #3: Large home made moldings

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Blog entry by Craftsman on the lake posted 11-20-2013 02:51 AM 1550 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here are a few pictures, from the past couple of days, of the sequence of making moldings and of them put up. I don’t know how large fancy moldings are made but this was my solution to doing it. The ogee’s are made with one router bit then stacked on top of each other. The large partial cove moldings are made with Rockler’s table saw crown molding maker. It is a nicely made jig that lets you set up your table saw to cut into wood using the round blade to gouge out a large cove in a board. Cut the inside curve down the middle and you’ve got two tall coves.

I’m sure this thing isn’t officially made this way, but not knowing how it’s done it was a problem to solve. Lot’s of fun, lots of work for sure.
The drawn and assembled jigsaw puzzle profile of the molding.

All of the moldings cut, ready to glue together

The top and lower molding glued up. Notice the plywood filler piece in the top molding.

put together as they’ll be stacked when put up.

I sprayed them with poly to match the cabinets I had made previously. Here’s two views of them up. from the left and right. New light over the sink too. LED…. takes just a few watts, very bright, and will last 22,000 hrs. Slowly converting to almost all LED with a few CFL’s.
Anyone know what style this would be called? Or does it even fit into a style category?

Eventually there will be a carved sort of medallion that will go on the flat spot between the moldings over the sink.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#1 posted 11-20-2013 03:57 AM

that looks great! craftsman… like the way you returned the ends. that medallion looks to be a large one, are you into carving or by necessity?

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#2 posted 11-20-2013 11:57 AM

Thanks. I have carved on one other project.. first carving. It worked out well. I bought two high quality carving chisels from woodcraft last year. I paint, and other crafty stuff so I know I can do it. Just got to decide what to carve and get to it I guess.
This is my only carving from a bed head I made for my daughter awhile back.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#3 posted 11-20-2013 01:53 PM

very nice work Dan. looks very good

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#4 posted 11-20-2013 03:22 PM

dan the moldings look terrific, im very interested in the next carving

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 11-25-2013 04:53 AM

They look great

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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