Since you are always super helpful Steve, can I ask you another question?
I plan to cut/route out a 1" deep line at the back of the piece. It is meant to hold a phone, ipad letters etc. What I was hoping to do was to drill out a hole in the center at the bottom that would allow a phone or ipad to stand up, but have a plug be able to enter through the bottom of the piece to charge it while it stood.
Question is this. Should I cut out the line first or should I drill the hole first and then cut the line? The overall thicknees of the wood is 1 5/8" red oak.