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Topic tags/keywords: outdoor patio furniture router molding design question teak shaping!

I was thinking maybe it was a bull-nose router bit; however I can’t find one with the same profile. In the picture, it seems the molding part is two small rounds surrounding the larger Bull-nose round.

Any other thoughts to how the decorative parts are built, most importantly along the bottom left section I highlighted

I am trying to replicate this chair for my house

(If you click on the link, you can actually zoom in on the image at the website for a closer look)


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#1 posted 72 days ago

On the left side I believe it was made with two passes of a point cutting round over bit, like this. On the right, that picture is not detailed enough to figure out exactly how it was made but likely a custom made shaper bit, that the the factory uses. It could be approximated by using several different router bits in combination. It will take some experimentation to get the look you want.

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#2 posted 71 days ago

Yeah okay great, I’ll give that a try. thanks for the response.

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#3 posted 71 days ago

Check out He can make a semi circle moulding with a tilting router lift. What was said above is prob much easier, but Matthias from shows way to make much more complicated mouldings with a homemade tilting router lift and some cheap router bits. He’s got some great info.

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#4 posted 71 days ago

As a far fetched suggestion, you can get close with what you have and hand work the difference. For instance, a few cuts on a table saw will remove most of the unwanted material…

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#5 posted 71 days ago

Moldings like that are actually pretty easy to do if milled in separate pieces then glued together. Because of the deep contours, it’s next to impossible for people to tell they aren’t milled from a solid block so long as the grain is somewhat similar.

Just be careful with the glue up if using that method. You want all squeeze out going to the back and not towards the profile.

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#6 posted 71 days ago

I was going to suggest what JAA did…if you cut these in pieces and then glue up, life will be much easier.

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#7 posted 71 days ago


Also… A beading plane or scraper would get the job done. If you’re into that sort of thing. ;-)

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