Step 14: Install the backing strips for the crown molding

Install the backing strips for the crown molding to make a wine hutch
Photo: Ryan Benyi
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Clamp a 24 to your work surface and rip the angle of the backing strips with a circular saw. Cut them to length. Temporarily cap the hutch with a scrap board overhanging one side. Hold a piece of crown with its bevels flush against the cap and the hutch, and mark along its bottom edge. Transfer the line around the hutch. Position the backing strips enough above the line to account for the crown's bevel, and nail them in place with 1½-inch brads.
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    Tools List

    • Rafter Square
      rafter square
    • circular saw
      circular saw
    • straight edge
      straightedge
    • hand clamps
      clamps
    • miter saw
      miter saw
    • pneumatic brad nailer
      pneumatic nailer
    • drill
      drill/driver
    • 1/4-inch drill bit
      ¼-inch drill bit
    • combination square
      combination square
    • jigsaw
      jigsaw

    Shopping List

    1x15 edge-glued panels. Get four 6-footers for the sides and shelves, one 3-footer for the top.

    ¼-inch lauan for the back. Get one 4-by-8-foot sheet.

    1x3 for cleats. Get 3 feet.

    -inch square dowels for the glass rack. Get two 3-footers.

    x3 lattice for the glass rack. Get two 3-footers.

    3¼-inch baseboard molding. Get one 6-footer.

    9/16x3-inch crown molding. Get one 6-footer.

    2x4 for crown backing. Get 3 feet.

    1x2. Get two clear-pine, 6-footers.

    1x5. Get one clear-pine, 8-footer.

    1½-inch and -inch 18-gauge brad nails

    1¼-inch drywall screws.

    wood glue.

    120-grit sandpaper