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1. I am very interested in istalling raised panel wainscoting in my home so i was just wondering if someone can help me with doing it correctly.
2. I am also interested in buying a new router and table but really dont want to spend to much money do to the fact that im a beginner with working a router.
3. I was looking at the sears router and table for $130 dollars would this be good for this project.
4. What kind of bit would be best for mdf and what brand would be best.

P.S. sorry to bother anyone but just really like to get things done right the first time .
thank in advance
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1. I am very interested in istalling raised panel wainscoting in my home so i was just wondering if someone can help me with doing it correctly.
2. I am also interested in buying a new router and table but really dont want to spend to much money do to the fact that im a beginner with working a router.
3. I was looking at the sears router and table for $130 dollars would this be good for this project.
4. What kind of bit would be best for mdf and what brand would be best.

P.S. sorry to bother anyone but just really like to get things done right the first time .
thank in advance
Sorry cant spell lol
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Hi Antonio!

Who the heck can spell?
Me, well I'm very happy that FireFox has a built in spell checker! LOL

Back to your question...
IMHO, (In My Humble Opinion) that's a pretty good idea, but it would be a rather heavy panel. If you use MDF then obviously you're going to paint it. If you're going to paint it why use MDF? Why not, just a suggestion, use plaster board with a stepped area around it. Then fill that area with a few layers of Spackling paste using your trowel at an angle.

Just a thought.

But if you are still thinking of MDF or maybe using the glued up wood panels that Home Depot sells, (not on their web page), you might be interested in a horizontal router table. It would allow you to have your workpiece flat on a table and not on edge to get the raised panel effect you're looking for. Check out this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ww7SnmoIONM They are for sale here: MLCS Woodworking

You'd have to buy a router and a table, but again, IMHO, it might be better for a novice to use.

It isn't an inexpensive thing to do though.

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HI MaintenanceWork

You may want to check out the link below,be-sure to check out the video on the same web page

http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shops...ting_sets.html

I also recommend using 1/4" thick MDF or bead board over the drywall ,this will give you something to nail it to..



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1. I am very interested in istalling raised panel wainscoting in my home so i was just wondering if someone can help me with doing it correctly.
2. I am also interested in buying a new router and table but really dont want to spend to much money do to the fact that im a beginner with working a router.
3. I was looking at the sears router and table for $130 dollars would this be good for this project.
4. What kind of bit would be best for mdf and what brand would be best.

P.S. sorry to bother anyone but just really like to get things done right the first time .
thank in advance



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Hello Antonio and welcome to the RouterForums. Glad to have you with us.




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I don't know about youU/S guys, but, the Oxford english Dictionary says, MAINTENANCE, is the process of maintaining or being maintained.
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Derek were not sure about us either for that matter.

Greetings and welcome to the forum Antonio. Good to have you aboard. In my opinion, while one does not wish to go expensive there is a risk in going cheap. from what I have heard the router is good, it is the table that would concern me. I have not seen the newer tables, but the older ones, I would go a different way. It may be that you might find a table on Craig's list that would be fair, you might conceder building your own. you could get an insert at HF (Harbor Freight) for around 40.00 and most the rest you could build. Just a thought.

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Hi Antonio and, welcome.

Although, you really don't need a router table to raise the panels, it makes the job easier. Your best bet would be to make your own table and buy a set of raised panel bits for 1/2" stock. I have a set from CMT and, I'm sure many other manufacturers offer the smaller sets, too. MDF dulls bits quickly, though. It may be false economy. (Seems to be a lot of that going around)
Have you considered using an inexpensive dado set, instead?

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You can achieve the look of raised panels very easily with a router bit like this (it was designed specifically for this application using MDF):

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That's a very innovative bit, I must say!
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