Fitting a Cornice: Part 2

Fitting a Cornice 2

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We’re ready to fit the last section of moulding, which has to be done with care. Once the mitre is cut, the nick in the back corner can be removed so the final fit can take place. This requires careful adjustment of the edges meeting the cabinet, the support and the other mitred piece. Then it can be glued and screwed in place. That finishes off the cornice and just leaves the optional beading.


  1. Glenn on 9 August 2016 at 10:18 am

    Thanks Mark for getting the page up


  2. Roy Ashmore on 9 August 2016 at 11:31 am

    Fitting the last piece of cornice appeared rather awkward. Would it have been possible to remove the detachable assembly from the cabinet in order to ‘fit’ the last mitre, then offer back up to the cabinet to prepare the rear notch out for the back panel?

    Nevertheless, another example of the perfectionist at work.

    What is the next project for our viewing?

  3. António on 9 August 2016 at 2:39 pm

    Thank You WWMC team!

  4. Mark Gray on 9 August 2016 at 5:37 pm

    Amazing level of detail. Thank you for sharing!

  5. Mark Blacketer on 9 August 2016 at 5:44 pm

    Disregard. I can not view the video. It wasn’t presented like the others. I’got it now.

  6. terrapin52 on 9 August 2016 at 5:44 pm

    Absolutely beautiful work!

  7. STEVE MASSIE on 9 August 2016 at 7:27 pm

    Love it thanks Paul and crew for another detail, that is one beautiful cabinet.


  8. Michael van Zadelhoff on 9 August 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Very nice feature. I do wonder how you made the bullnose on the bead with such thin stock. Would love to hear a word about that.
    Last year when making a desk I had to buy prefabrecated thin wood with such a bead cause I had no idea how on earth I would clamp this long thin stock to round over one edge. Unfortunately I still have no clue.

    • ballinger on 11 August 2016 at 12:04 pm

      I don’t know how he did it but I have seen Paul use small dots of super glue to hold thin stock onto a larger flat piece which he had in the vise. When finished he just shocked along the glue line to ping it off.

    • danletkeman on 22 August 2016 at 3:52 am

      Possibly make the bead on a piece of stock first, then rip saw that piece off of the main piece of stock and plane to fit?

  9. Eddie Mackinnon on 9 August 2016 at 8:38 pm

    Pleasure to be able to watch Paul in real time a true craftsman working with hand tools and sharing his life long experience so enthusiastically. Well done team with this video series

  10. Richard Brown on 9 August 2016 at 9:58 pm

    Wonderful, patient, attention to every detail. Thank you for this video.

  11. tim ziegler on 11 August 2016 at 1:17 am

    Thank you Paul. Your wood working craftsmanship is an absolute pleasure to watch.
    I like your introduction of the use of super glue in this class. I have used it a number of times on gunstock repairs and it has done a good job for me.
    Your calm presentation and excellent workmanship makes me want to do better.

    Thank you very much and God bless you.


  12. telek on 19 August 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Very nice collection, thanks!

  13. larryl49 on 29 August 2016 at 10:41 pm

    Hi, Paul, plenty of patience, and sharp tools is the name of the game, I really enjoyed the video, many thanks. Larry.

  14. hilfers3 on 14 June 2017 at 5:36 pm

    Is there a video where it’s explained out to make the bead moulding? Doesn’t seem to be here or in the door making episode either. Thanks

  15. Gery Mitchell on 20 November 2018 at 11:11 am

    I absolutely love this man. Before I discovered his channel on YouTube, I used to mock the thought of woodworking with hand tools in the traditional way. For years, I cried about not having the finances, and/or, space to fit all the machines that I believed I needed, to get into woodworking, and to say that it made me depressed, is an under statement. you have given me a renewed interest, in what I truly believed, was out of my reach, and for that I will be eternally grateful. Thank you so so much…

  16. Tim Lee on 14 October 2020 at 11:24 am

    I wonder if there might be a way to set the cornice in a shooting board to plane the mitre? I can see someone with not so good an eye or skilled hand going through multiple pieces!

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