Dentil Moldings for Fine Furniture – Part I
Learn how to lay out Greek key and standard block dentil moldings in Part I of our two-part series
A lot of great American furniture can trace its roots back to the architectural motifs of the Greeks and Romans. Case in point: dentil moldings. The Greek key and standard block dentil moldings are a common sight in early American furniture, and although they may appear challenging to produce, there’s no reason for any intermediate woodworker not to give them a try. The secret in executing the Greek key or block dentil molding is in the layout. Meticulous care in proper spacing will result in corners that wrap around furniture projects with an uninterrupted pattern. In Part I of this two-part series, period furniture-maker Steve Latta demonstrates how to lay out both of these classic moldings using a set of dividers. 1 NOW PLAYINGDentil Moldings for Fine Furniture—Part I Steve Latta demonstrates how to properly lay out two styles of classic dentil molding for a case piece. 2 Dentil Moldings for Fine Furniture—Part IILearn how to cut and fit Greek key and block dentil moldings around a case piece.