Step 2: Cut the Molding

cutting molding using a hand miter saw with a stop block
Photo: Allison Chin
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Cut the molding along the marks you made in Step 1. We used a hand miter saw with a stop block to make it simpler to cut pieces to the same length.
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    Tools List

    • hand miter saw
      Hand miter saw (for making straight cuts)
    • stop block
      Stop block (so that you can easily cut pieces to the same size)
    • paintbrush
      Paint brush (if painting the table)

    Shopping List

    Thin strips of decorative molding in profiles of your choice; decorative options, such as egg-and-dart, bead, and rope molding, work especially well.

    Wood glue

    Rags

    Wood stain or primer and latex paint in the color of your choice