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Old 20th November 2006, 09:53 PM   #1
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Default how to make rounded wooden edges?

today when i finished my rendition of the polk LSi7 out of birch, i was unsatisfied with the look of the edges. how could i round them off? extreme sanding perhaps?
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Old 20th November 2006, 10:00 PM   #2
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It's customary to use a roundover bit with a router. You can also buy quarter-round trim at most wood stores, including Rockler online.
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Old 20th November 2006, 10:09 PM   #3
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Long before I could afford a router I used the trick Joe is talking about. If you use 3/4" plywood and an inside corner block butted to the edge of each piece, you will have a 3/4" gap at the joint to install a piece of quarter round. It might end up that you are actually installing an accent strip unless you can get quarter round birch.
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Old 21st November 2006, 03:34 AM   #4
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Home Depot (or its local equivalent ) has lots of quarter round pine in their lumber department. Also in oak if you want to go upscale a bit. Very useful stuff - I've used it for making grilles, though many DIYers don't like to use grilles.
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i guess ill be heading to Home depot some time this week.
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