Originally Posted by bobbygee
I was taught this by a great carpenter/builder.
Get a piece of scrap ply or mdf and roughly cut it to suit the contour so it sits at 90o to the wall.
Sit the ply perpindicular to the wall, place your pencil on a block of wood to bring it out from the wall and run the block of wood along the wall this will transfer the contour via the pencil directly onto the ply but maybe an inch or two from the wall.
Then cut along the along the line and voila perfect template which cost close to nothing.
Cheers from Downunder!
I did the same thing, however I used a piece of the corrugated board that is used for making signs. I was able to cut it using kitchen shears to a rough curve before tracing along the wall with a pencil on a block as described above.
The two sides of my front end cap are close in contour, but not the same. I used a hot glue gun to attach decorative braid from a hobby shop where my new cabinets meet the walls. It looks great and takes care of any minor deviations.