The only tool you’ll need to adjust, change, install, and calibrate is the router bit, but once that’s finished, you can start making your project. Most CNC routers come with preloaded furniture kits, but if you want to create something else, you can load files into your CAM program.
When you hit start, your CNC router should start creating your piece. If there’s a problem, your CNC program will help you troubleshoot. The time it takes for your machine to cut your project depends on the furniture’s complexity and size as well as the machine’s quality.
Most CNC routers won’t cut your project all the way through, so you’ll need a utility knife to remove large chunks of wood or tabs. You’ll need to sand down and smooth out your project.
Unless you plan to nail or glue your furniture together, we recommend finding files that use tabs to connect each piece. Not only will you use fewer supplies, but you’ll be able to fit your furniture together like a puzzle. This makes the project less complicated and time-consuming.