Molding Alignment Jig

Recently, I was building the cottage-style dresser featured in the June 2002 issue of Workbench. To dress-up the drawer fronts, I attached small strips of half-round molding around the edges. The trick was to position the strips on each false drawer front so that they lined up with one drawer to the next.

My solution was to use a simple alignment jig centered on each false front. This let me wrap the molding strips around the jig so that they ended up the same distance from the edges on all of the false fronts (see drawing).

To avoid accidentally gluing the jig to the false front, I waxed the edges of the jig.

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