Quick Tip: Finishing DIY Furniture
When making your own DIY furniture, you really want it to look as perfect as possible. Here's a quick tip that adds a professional finish for furniture projects.
When you look at ready-made furniture, you will notice that the majority of pieces with legs have detailing around the base of the legs. This is commonly referred to as a chamfered finish - to cut away a right-angle for a symmetrical slope along an edge.
There are a variety of tools that can be used to make a chamfered edge, and you can even do a chamfered edge with a sander. But the professional way to chamfer an edge is to use a router.
Set up your router or table router with a 'V' groove router bit. The 'V' groove router bit only removes a small amount of wood or board along the edge to give your legs, slats or work pieces a nice sharp finish.