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When we moved into this house, there was this alcove in the front hallway, with a light in it. Nothing seemed to fill the space as it was, and at the same time, we had treasures of various sorts to put somewhere.

I designed a face frame for the recess, with glass doors, and planned glass shelves.

The alcove, before
molding planes
For what I had in mind, I needed to create a special molding. I couldn't find just the router bit I needed, so I did it the old fashioned way, and made a couple of molding planes, one straight, and one curved. One blade does for both.
Mitered half-lap joint
Above, the pieces are jointed with a mitered half-lap joint.
finished display case
The mirror behind was Marj's idea, without which it wouldn't have been complete.
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