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Job-Site Router Techniques

Gary Striegler shares the skills—and the tools—that make better site-built cabinetry, casing, brackets, and flooring 

Router Tricks for TrimOnline Membership Required

Armed with two routers and three bits, an experienced carpenter shares five problem-solving tips for trim, cabinets, doors, and stairs

Trim RoutersOnline Membership Required

These compact tools are handy for small routing tasks, but most have room for improvement

Handsome TransomsOnline Membership Required

Handsome transoms

Three Router Bits for a Perfect Transom
Video: Three Router Bits for a Perfect TransomOnline Membership Required

A slot cutter, a rabbeting bit, and a roundover bit away from handsome transoms

Turning Corners with Beaded CasingOnline Membership Required

A shop-built jig creates a combination butt-miter joint that looks good year round

Routers: Taking the PlungeOnline Membership Required

There are lots of models on the market; here's advice from a carpenter who tried out 16 of the best

Building Square Columns with EntasisOnline Membership Required

A little math and a shop-made router template give classical curves to plywood box columns

Building a Custom Box Newel
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Building a Custom Box NewelOnline Membership Required

A hollow post made of mitered panels is easily detailed with stock moldings

Making Heart-Pine CabinetsOnline Membership Required

Recycled wood brings a warm glow to a Virginia kitchen

Building a Curved BalustradeOnline Membership Required

A carpenter uses router templates, laminations and fiberglass packing tape to trim a staircase

Making Classical ColumnsOnline Membership Required

Interior detailing with a router and lathe

Router-made moldings
Tip: Router-made moldings

Plunge-Router StairsOnline Membership Required

An adjustable mortising jig simplifies the construction of an open-riser stairway

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