How to router a recess in wood?
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Make a wooden frame with the inside size being the size you want the recess to be. Mount it to the wood with brads, screws, or a spray adhesive. If you choose brads or screws the holes can be filled and sanded later. Adhesive can be sanded off. Put a top bearing router bit (see picture below) in your router and router out the recess in shallow passes until you reach the depth you want. The router will leave rounded corners but they can easily be squared off with a wood chisel.
Here is a link for the router bit. They are cheap.
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