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I am going to build a chest of drawers from ash and have considered edging the drawer fronts with a darker strip to give a bit of decoration, but also trick the eye into not seeing the gaps round the drawer and the frame.
I was considering routing a rebate all the way round the drawer then just glueing in the banding. ( Maybe 6mm wide)
I am unsure if this would ping off over time when the drawer is used.
Would I be better with cock beading?
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Hey shortie.. welcome to the community...

What kind of drawer design are you considering?
Dovetailed, butt joint, glue joint, mitered etc....

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I'd go with the cock bead, depending on your gaps' widths. Unless you make your own bead tool and round it by hand, the bead stock will need to be near 1/4" thick. At least I can't find a router bit to round over thinner stock.
You could lay in contrasting wood, as you suggested, and make a cock bead of the same wood. Might look pretty cool.
As an aside, I used cock beading on a dresser and applied it to the openings rather than the drawers. Worked well.

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Thank's for the replys.
Dovetail drawers sides will be the construction route.

I have been looking at stringing..strips that can be purchased for the job, it would just mean routing a rebate to the correct depth round the drawer front.
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Hi Guys

Use the bit below and make 3 in one pass then cut them off with the band saw/table saw with the 1/16" wide 6 1/2" diam. saw blade installed on the table saw. ..

1 pc 1/2" Shank with 1/8" Rad. Triple Bead Router Bit - eBay (item 130413104472 end time Aug-21-10 19:53:17 PDT)


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