Adding the Top Trim

  1. Cut two top side trim pieces (II) from 1 x 4 pine, each 25-1/2 inches long.
  2. Glue and screw the top side trim pieces (II) to the top and sides of the armoire, as shown in Figure 16, overlapping the horizontal side trim pieces (I) by 1 inch. Use 2-1/4-inch-long screws spaced about 8 inches apart to attach all of the trim pieces to the armoire.
  3. Cut one 51-inch-long top front trim piece (II) from 1x4 pine.
  4. Glue and screw the top front trim piece (II) to the top front of the armoire, as shown in Figure 16,

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¿>o overlapping the top trim piece (GG) by 1 inch, and covering the exposed ends of the two top side trim pieces (II).

  1. Cut two side molding pieces (KK) from 3-1/2-inch-wide decorative molding, each 26-3/4 inches long.
  2. Cut one 52-1/2-inch-long front molding piece (LL) from 3-1/2-inch-wide decorative molding.
  3. With each piece standing on edge, miter both ends of the front molding piece (LL) and one end of each of the two side molding pieces (KK) at a 45-degree angle.
  4. Glue and nail the three mitered molding pieces to the top of the armoire, as shown in Figure 16, overlapping the top front trim (JJ) and the top side trim (II) by 1 inch.
  5. Cut two side box trim pieces (MM) from box molding, each 26-1/4 inches long.
  6. Glue and nail the box trim pieces (MM) to the top sides of the armoire, just under the side molding pieces (KK), as shown in Figure 16.
  7. Cut one 52-inch-long front box trim piece (NN) from box molding.
  8. Glue and nail the box trim piece (NN) to the top front of the armoire, as shown in Figure 16, just under the front molding (LL). The front box trim should cover the exposed ends of the two side box trim pieces (MM).
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