A.Associate editor Dave Frane responds: If I were doing the project, I'd laminate a curved cherry molding off site.

The most straightforward way to do that is to rip the milled stock into narrow strips that can easily be bent, then glue-laminate the strips around a curved form. The form can be a doubled-up piece of 3/4-inch plywood with a curve cut on the edge, or a series of 2x4 blocks screwed or tacked to a sheet of plywood or a workbench top.

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