I'm building a changing table for my child to be. I've got the face
frame built (mortise and tennon), and I'm ready now to build the
cabinet around it. I would like to put some type of decorative
molding around the top (the table surface.)
What is the best way to do this? I'm using good oak ply for the
cabinet sides and top. Do I make the top flush with the rest of the
cabinet and then build out from there? Do I make the top overhang the
rest of the cabinet and put some type of crown underneath?(like doing
crown molding under a ceiling) Will I need to put edging on the ply?
I'm looking for a classic look. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
You could use the oak ply for the top and have it overhang on three sides
(minus the rear). Use dowels to attach it to the frame. Use solid oak
stock rounded over as an edging to the plywood top. And then make a crown
moulding that butts up to the overhung top with something like a classic
Just one idea. :-)
You know, I wasn't reading your post correctly when I responded...
Essentially you want a ridge around the top that the changing pad will set
in... I'll have to think about that one. But you could still have the
overhung top with moulding below, and then dado a groove just off the edge
that the rabetted and mitered lip would slip into. I'd probably not make
that lip flush with the outer edge of the top so that I could put a cove or
maybe another ogee style moulding between the lip and the edge.
Dunno if that made any sense.
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