The caned mattress support is framed by planks ornamented on its upper and lower edges with a quarter-round molding
. The front and side aprons attached to the bottom of the frame are appliqued at the ends with a spray of three grape leaves and a bunch of fruits.'
Craig's dad applied louvers made from short lengths of quarter-round molding
, then he painted the doors with several cans of high-gloss metallic paint.
The addition of a quarter-round molding
and custom off-white coloring provided by The Wiremold Co.
For framing, buy or cut 30' of inchsquare wood (square pine molding costs a half a dollar a foot; cheaper is to rip your own from any nominal 1"-thick board.) To make the rack supports, you'll need 30 feet of 1/2" quarter-round molding, or more home-cut square strips.
For the screen-supports, from the quarter-round molding or more square stock, cut:
15-inch-long piece of 1/2-inch quarter-round molding
The quarter-round molding
will make a rounded corner at the back of the cabinet, so it can fit more easily into irregular wall corners.
where the mantel columns meet the wall (Photo 20).
Lengths of quarter-round molding
hold the lattice panels in place.
When the frames were complete, we inserted quarter-round moldings
to give the pedestals a frame-and-panel look.
Here's how to make the quarter-round moldings
that go around the top of our stereo cabinet.
We selected simple wooden shapes: circles (dowels), half- and quarter-round moldings
, and triangular chamfer strips.