How to Cut Curves in Wood

Expert tips for marking, cutting and fine-tuning curves

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
  • Brad nail gun
  • Cordless drill
  • Circular saw
  • Drill bit set
  • Pattern bit
  • Plunge-cutting bit
  • Random orbital sander
  • Router

Required Materials for this Project

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

  • MDF, 1/4 in.
  • Plastic wood