Fasten one side molding first, then the front piece, and finally the remaining side piece. Cut the molding pieces to length, mitering their ends. Spread some glue on the contacting surfaces between the first side piece and the top rail of the side and set the piece in position. To allow for wood movement, do not apply any glue between the molding and the top of the safe. Clamp the front piece to the front rail—without glue—to help you align the side piece properly. Install two bar clamps along the top to secure the side piece in place, tightening the clamps gradually until a thin bead of glue squeezes out from the joint; use wood pads to protect both the molding and the top (above).
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