How to Make Edge Joints With a Router

Cut sharp, tight-fitting edges every time

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Clamps
  • Router

You'll also need a 1/2-in. flush trim router bit with a bottom bearing or a carbide straight-cutting bit.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • 1/2-in. MDF