Set up for Offset Rail-and-Stile Joinery
Cut crisp, strong rail-and-stile joinery with router bits.
Cut crisp, strong rail-and-stile joinery with router bits [Sources]. One bit simultaneously cuts a groove for a panel and a handsome profile along the rail and stile edges. The other bit machines a tenon on the rail ends while coping them to mate with the stiles. Instead of centering the grooves and tenons, we raised the router bit slightly, producing a back-of-center tenon and a small fillet on the front face.