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Use scrap wood guides for a perfect fit

Match wood grain

Align with biscuits

Square up with corner clamps

Miter, assemble, then rout

Slow down your glue

Rehearse Before You Glue

A dry run—complete assembly with clamps but without glue—is the best way to ensure a smooth, successful glue-up, whether you’re assembling miters or anything else.

Clamp with your hands

Micro-adjust with paper shims

Feel the difference

Close ugly gaps

Make your own corner clamps

“Lengthen” a board

Bond joints instantly

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Required Tools for this Project

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

    • Corner clamps
    • Miter saw
    • Biscuit joiner
    • One-handed bar clamps
    • Router
    • Utility knife
    • Table saw
    • Wood glue

Required Materials for this Project

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

    • Biscuits
    • Masking tape
    • Slow-setting wood glue
    • Sticky notes
    • Cyanoacrylate glue
    • Accelerator for cyanoacrylate glue

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