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How to Build Cope and Stick Doors

How to Build Cope and Stick Doors on the Router Table

Making cope and stick doors is a great project to show off the benefits of a mounting your router in a router table, in particular when coping the ends of the top and bottom rails. Using just a pair of cope and stick router bits and a coping sled you can create beautiful paneled doors time after time.

A coping sled is an essential piece of kit when making door panels and the shop made sled in the video does a great job of holding the work firmly in place when routing end grain, but if you don’t want to make your own, the Woodpeckers COPESLED1 is one of the best on the market.

Cope and Stick Router Cutters

The other obvious thing you need is a quality set of cope and stick router cutters. Freud make one of the best sets on the market, and this particular set has a shaker profile which gives your doors a clean, modern look – Freud Premier Adjustable Rail & Stile Bit with 1/2″ Shank – Shaker Profile 

Freud Premier Adjustable Rail & Stile Bit - Shaker Profile
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