You can use a Roman ogee router bit, a carbide-tipped cutter, with a router table or to router freehand. The Roman ogee router bit comes in 1/4-inch and 1/2-inch shafts and has a bearing for freehand routering use. The Roman ogee router bIt produces a decorative edge detail as well as several different profiles. You can achieve the various designs by setting the router bit at different depths of cut.
Put on your safety glasses and hearing protection.
Cut a few scraps of wood large enough for the router's base to run along and not tip as you router the test blocks. You can use a table saw for this step. A good size would be 3 inch x 9 inch of 3/4-inch wood.
Unplug the router and install the Roman ogee router bit into the router.
Adjust the depth of cut so that the router bit will cut approximately 1/8 inch of material for the first pass.
Set your scrap material on a non-slip mat so you can router an edge of the wood in a counterclockwise rotation. Make your first pass with the router.
Lower the router bit 1/4 inch and make another pass with the router.
Repeat Step 6 until you get the profile you want for your project.