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Shades drop out of hiding in molding.

Hot afternoon sunlight pouring through windows in the study of his San Anselmo, California, house convinced Keith Marsh that he needed shades.

Unable to mount the desired pleated coverings inside the casings of the arched windows or to hang them from the study's cathedral ceiling, Mr. Marsh enclosed them in U-shaped boxes that he installed near the top of the study walls. He then faced the boxes with 4-1/4-inch crown molding that he extended around the room.

Made from 1-by-2s, 1-by-3s, and 1-by-4s, the 3-1/2-inch-high boxes project 4-1/4 inches into the study. The back piece was screwed to the wall first, then the bottom piece added, with openings for the blinds already cut out. The front piece was then nailed on, and the blinds installed, using clips (supplied with the blinds, but bent to suit this assembly) to hold them at the right height against 1-by-2 end blocks.

The molding was then attached to the front piece with glue and brads.
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