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Table Saw Miter There are a few ways to cut a waterfall miter on the table saw. To determine which way suits you best, you first need to determine whether your furniture is built from a slab where both edges are “live” or from a slab that has only one live edge. I have built both types of furniture and know that both design approaches can yield functional and beautiful pieces. A live edge piece with one natural and one straight edge is better suited to be placed against a wall, while one with an all-natural edge looks coolest as a stand-alone piece. But as always, it’s all in the eye of the beholder. Though one thing is for sure: it is easier to cross cut a miter on a live edge slab that has only one live edge because you can rely on the opposing straight edge for both mitering and for creating the miter’s concealed reinforcement (such as hidden wooden keys embedded into the miter).

This post will cover how to cut a waterfall miter on the table saw, using a live edge slab with one straight edge.

Using a Crosscut Sled

Since a lot of readers have access to a table saw, I will assume that you have a crosscut sled and one or two miter gauges.


 

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