A pair of bedside tables prompted Roger Holmes to explore methods of enhancing the basic box that woodworkers so often face building. This article shows how to curve the front plane of a cabinet and add a plinth and cornice and bead molding. The mitered cornice is the trickiest part; it’s the same size as the box but the grain runs horizontally on the sides, setting it off slightly. The article includes an exploded drawing that calls out the cornice and plinth details.

From Fine Woodworking #152