Drawer Face Trim Q

I am building a drawer with a solid 3/4" cherry front. It is 5 3/8" X 41". Would like to add a bead trim, I believe it is called a "cocksbead" around the perimeter of the drawer. My concern is with the end pieces of trim being long grain to cross grain. The trim will be about 5/16" - 3/8" thick. I have seen this feature on drawers. Is there a trick to it? Am I being too concerned about wood movement? BTW, I live in New England and the wood moisture content would likely swing from 6% winter to 10% to 12% summer.
Any thoughts/suggestions will be appreciated.
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Bill Rittner wrote:

When you cut the beads cut the 41" length with the grain. Crosscut the 5 3/8" pieces. It avoids the cross grain situation and the grain of the cocksbead will "flow" with the drawer front.
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Hi, Bill.
Cockbead is the term. There's no secret. You make your drawer then run a rebate round the front to accommodate the bead. Of course there's a cross-grain situation, but it isn't enough to give you hassle over that distance. Just glue the bugger in. I did a bookcase 20 years back with 2 small cockbeaded drawers and they're still tight. I also have a 5-drawer chest-of- drawers which must date back to the turn of the 20th century which still has tight cockbeads.
Cheers,
Frank
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