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Put a bead in any board

Put a bead in any board 1

While building a cabinet recently, I decided I wanted a beaded-board look on the doors, but didn’t want to hassle with beading a solid-wood panel. (Router bits designed for this task don’t work in the middle of a panel.)

So, using a dado set on my tablesaw, I made my own by cutting 1/4" grooves where I wanted the beads. After breaking the edges of each groove, I glued a 1/4" dowel into each groove. The end result: It looks just like the real McCoy. Try using this technique with a contrasting species of dowel for visual effect.

Robert Holzer, Jr., Phoenix, Ariz.


Comments (5)
nline2blast wrote:

Or even bumbers on mobile shop carts to protect them makeing them bigger and putting 2" pvc cut in to..... Just a thought

1/18/2013 10:55:51 PM Report Abuse
gsnspn wrote:

The simplest solution is often the best solution. Great idea spn

1/31/2012 07:11:05 PM Report Abuse
GrahamLane wrote:

Very neat idea. You could even use black plastic rod for effect.

11/17/2011 10:23:44 AM Report Abuse
bob_julie1 wrote:

Great idea.

2/19/2011 08:44:12 PM Report Abuse
rupps3 wrote:

Now this is clever.

6/19/2010 05:54:09 PM Report Abuse

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