Step 3: Apply Glue to the Molding

Lay the strips of molding on a work surface, and arrange them into a pattern you like. Starting at the top of the apron, apply wood glue to the back of the first piece of molding and press it into place.
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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


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