Adding the Trim

  1. Measure the exact dimensions, as indicated in Figure 5, from (1) to (2), from (2) to (3), and from (3) to (4) on the bottom of your cupboard. These are the inside dimensions for your bottom trim pieces (I).
  2. From 3-1/2-inch-wide decorative molding, cut three bottom trim pieces (I): two approximately 2 inches long, and one approximately

12-1/2 inches long. Be sure to add a little extra length to each piece to allow for the miters.


Figure 6

  1. Standing each bottom trim piece (I) on its edge, miter one end of each of the shorter lengths and both ends of the longer piece. Set your saw to cut at 22-1/2 degrees, producing an angle of 67-112 degrees on the wood.
  2. Attach the mitered pieces of molding along the bottom edge of the assembled cupboard, as shown in Figure 6. Use glue and 6-penny finishing nails, placing one nail every 3 inches. Countersink all of the nails.
  3. Repeat steps 1 through 4, above, using screen molding (J) this time. Attach the cut and mitered strips of screen molding (I) directly above the decorative molding (I), as shown in Figure 6, using glue and finishing nails. Space the nails about 3 inches apart and countersink them.
  4. Repeating the same process, attach 3-1/2-inch-wide decorative molding (K) along the top edge of the assembled cupboard over the shelf trim. Again use glue and finishing nails spaced about 3 inches apart. Countersink the nails.
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