I've been looking at the Pine Cupboard in Ejner Handberg's 'Shop Drawings of Shaker Furniture & Woodenware'. I'm thinking of building this, or a variant. The construction of it seems quite straightforward. That is until you think of how to do the beading on the door panels.
The door panels are flat panels with a rabbeted edge to fit into the rails and stiles (which are square edged). On the panels, just inside of the rabbet there is some beading that is part of the panel, not attached separate trim pieces. The basic beading can be made using either a router with beading bid or a hand beading tool.
My question is how can the beading be formed at the corner of the panel. The ideal is to have the beading form a mitered corner, but how. If a router and beading bit is used, running it in both directions, the result is a 'button' that is separated from the intersecting runs of the beading. Same thing with a hand beading tool. The beading could be stopped short of the corner, but then how is the intersection formed.
I've seen this type of treatment accomplished using separate trim pieces, but I would like to make the beading part of the panel, if that is practical.
The only approach I've come up with is to form the beading with router or beading tool to the edge of the intersection. Carefully extend the bead to the intersection, to create the inner part of the beading. Then form the outer part of the beading at the intersection with a chisel, plane or knife.
Any answers, tips, suggestions.