Trim carpenter extraordinaire and frequent contributor to Fine Homebuilding Gary Striegler has accumulated enough routers over the years that he's actually stopped counting them. And he's got his favorites. The routers Gary reaches for most are his trim and midsize D-handle models, and he favors pattern, flush trim, and dado bits, depending on the project.
In his article Router Tricks for Trim, Gary shares his top-five problem-solving tips for trim, cabinets, doors, and stairs. Here, Gary goes beyond his article and shares the tools and techniques he uses on the job site to construct built-in shelving, curved casing, closet corner shelves, custom brackets, and tongue-and-groove flooring.