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Round Over the Edges
Rounding Over the Edges

Rounding Over the Edges

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The next step is a matter of personal choice. Some people prefer their slab-style cabinet doors to have square edges, while others prefer a rounded edge (or other profile) on the exposed face.

To create this rounded edge, install a 3/8" roundover bit with a bearing tip in your fixed-base router, and place it into a router table. Adjust the depth of cut so that the base of the roundover profile is just beneath the surface of the router table.

Holding the face of the cabinet door to be rounded flat against the table, round over all four edges of the cabinet door.

TIP: It is a good idea (whenever possible) to route the end grain of a board first, as routing the end grain is far more likely to cause a chip than routing with the grain.
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