Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Whittier, CA. USA
Routing he casing is up to you, but if it has a pretty square edge then you can leave it alone. Popular is fine. I would ease the outside edge of your back band so there are no sharp edges. You can use a sanding block or an 1/8" round over bit. If you use the round over make sure that the reveal to the chair rail is more than your back band or it will show a divit. But you can just soften the edge with sandpaper.
Just because you can, doesn't always mean you should!
Last edited by jlord; 07-07-2010 at 10:43 PM.