Make Your Own Cove Molding
To minimize scoring and reduce sanding, install a 60- or 80-tooth crosscut blade in your tablesaw. You'll also need two scrapwood fences to place diagonally across the saw table, capturing the blank while you cut it, as shown above. Joint one edge of each fence square to a face.
For the 3 3/8"-wide molding used on the hall bench, prepare blanks 4 1/2" wide with parallel edges. The extra width allows for bevel-rips made after cutting the cove [Drawing 1].
Quick Tip! Better long than short. Make more molding than you need. It's easier to make extra now than to try to duplicate a setup later.
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