Crabtree Woodworks

Custom Wood Furniture / handmade in Wichita, Kansas

Making crown molding for bookcases


Simple tablesaw jig to cut the cove in the wood

Simple tablesaw jig to cut the cove in the wood

Finished walnut molding

Finished walnut molding

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Scrap pine sample, before cutting into Walnut

Scrap pine sample, before cutting into Walnut

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Manufacturing walnut crown molding is really easy. You make a simple jig to cut the cove on the tablesaw, then use a decorative router bit on either end to give it a finished look. A bit of sanding and you made yourself custom crown molding. Crown in an eight foot piece costs around 80 bucks. I made a really good deal on a couple 100 board feet of walnut a while back, I figure I can make enough for both of Sharon’s bookcases for less than 20 bucks.

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One comment on “Making crown molding for bookcases

  1. Jane Edson
    June 1, 2015

    Way to go. Sounds like a deal Dean would have loved.

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