I have a project going on currently, it is similar to the tool cabinet in construction and overall design elements.
I want to have a go with cutting and putting on cockbead. I’ve seen a few videos and read a few bits and pieces and it seems simple enough (though nothing ever is when you actually come to do it).
Quick question, I will be putting cockbead around the drawer fronts but I also want to put it on the cabinet doors. I can’t decide which will be better; if I put it on the very outside edges of the doors or if I put it in the middle around where the glass panel will go.
What do you guys think?
I’ll also be experimenting with making some mouldings. I’ve got some moulding planes on the way so I might use one of those to make a moulding in place of the cornice that was shown in the videos.
Paul told us that the purpose of cock beading was to protect veneer on the faces of drawers and doors from being damaged when they slide into the carcass. From that point of view, the cock bead makes more sense around the perimeter of the door. But, there’s no reason why it can’t be a decorative element, like you’re suggesting, around the panel. In fact, if there’s no veneer, it’s decorative no matter where you put it.