We’re winding down in the Valet project, and here, in the second to last installment, I’m applying the molding.

When you think of molding, you probably think of hollows and rounds.

The truth is, moldings can be any shape or size, and you don’t need a dedicated plane to make them.

These ones are pretty straight forward, and are easy to make with a simple beading tool.

I used my wooden beading tool and scratched some beads into the thin lacewood stock.

They not only add a decorative element to the edge to the drawer box carcase,

they also cover and protect the edges where the veneer meets.


Beading tool on Lacewood molding

Beading tool on Lacewood molding


The video begins with preparing the stock on four sides.

Beads are scratched before the stock is ripped to it’s final dimension.

This is much easier to do while the stock is still wide and easy to hold in my vise.

I use a block plane to relieve the edges before the beads are scratched in.


Moldings, drawer pulls, inlay and wood species will go a long way to make this design your own.

Changing them up, or leaving them off completely would really change the overall look and feel of the piece.


I used a shop made miter box to cut the moldings to size and applied them with hide glue.

I’ll break out some details in a later post and show you how easy it is to make a miter box yourself.

With that, here’s part eight of the Gentleman’s Valet





The music in this video is a song I wrote for my ‘beyond before’ album I released in 2002.

It word plays and riffs around some simple phrases and is a little different than most of my writing.

“dragon flies, celery stalks, lettuce leaves and ab- c’s.”

You’ll see what I mean when you listen to it.

My close friend, Douglas September played a transistor radio, and made the loops and background sound-scape in real time.

I think it creates a nice mood for the video and I hope you like it~; )

Some of the tools used in the video:

Veritas Beading Tool

Low-Angle Jack Plane

Low-Angle Block Plane

Bad Axe Backsaws