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Forum topic by Kevin posted 10-27-2009 08:22 PM 748 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-27-2009 08:22 PM

Just wanting some opinions on which edge to route on a top for a computer desk. What are some of the more popular ones out there you guys use. Some pros/cons to the types of router bits would be nice also.


-- Williamsburg, KY

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#1 posted 10-27-2009 08:48 PM

I always liked the ogee myself, and a lot of customers have chosen that when given a choice between about 5 simple profiles.

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#2 posted 10-29-2009 03:41 AM

My customers usually choose Round over or roman ogee. I would suggest 1/2” router bits it you have a router they will fit in.

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#3 posted 10-29-2009 04:30 AM

I like a round over like Jim suggested but it all depends on the style of the table and the thickness of the top.

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#4 posted 10-29-2009 04:33 AM

If the desk is kind of fancy go with the Ogee, if desk is simple clean lines go with a roundover.

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#5 posted 10-29-2009 04:50 AM

I second Dan’s suggestion.

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#6 posted 10-31-2009 04:46 AM

Thanks guys. Here is a link that shows an almost finished carcus with a temporary table top on it. I think that I’ll go with the simple roundover. As you can see the carcus has a 1/8” roundover on the legs with slight curves on the bottoms.

What do you guys think after looking at the pics?



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