You can cut any form of housing joint with a power router, and there is no better tool for machining the fully dovetailed version. The cutter removes the waste and shapes the sides of the housing in one operation. Use a wooden straightedge clamped to the work its a guide for the router or, to make it easier to repeat similar housings, make a T-square from wood. One advantage of using this housing is that the shelf can be sanded after the joint has been cut, without it resulting in a loose fit.
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There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.