Beveled edges can be created by cutting material at angles other than 90 to create an oblique edge that curves away from right-angle cuts, often at either acute (less than 90) or obtuse angles (greater than 90). Double beveled edges form when two materials with beveled edges meet to produce double bevel edges – often used for decorative features or softening sharp corners that were once harshly pointed; beveled edges also reduce stress on joints and ligaments and may ease usage, among many other applications.
Beveled edges have many uses; here are just a few:
- Easing Material Edges: For materials such as countertops, table tops, or stairs, which will likely be handled frequently by users, such as countertops or tables tops, it may help soften their sharp corners to make handling safer for everyday tasks such as sitting.
- Joining two pieces of material together: Beveling forms flush surfaces when joining two pieces together – this process can often be seen in woodworking and metalworking applications.
- Beveling helps prepare materials for welding by creating beveled weld joints.
Beveled edges add a sleek, finished look while helping prevent chipping and cracking due to sharp corners. Beveled edges can be achieved using routers, sandpaper, or hand manipulation!
Beveled edges serve two primary purposes: one, to complement material pieces, and two, as decorative accents on furniture or artwork pieces.