Mitering Clean Edges

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Tools and Supplies You'll Need

  1. A saw for cutting panels at 45° angle – a circular saw, jig saw, band saw, or table saw, it is your preference. Any woodcutting blade used with these saws work great and cut smooth and easy.
  2. Construction Adhesive/Glue - we recommend either PL® Premium Construction Adhesive, PL® Premium Advanced 8X Construction Adhesive which has 8x faster bonding), or Great Stuff Pro.
  3. Caulking gun for applying the Adhesive/Glue.
  4. (Optional) Brad nails to hold while glue is drying.

Directions:

These are generic instructions that work for almost all FauxPanels®. These instructions do not work on the Siding products, such as the York, Nailon and Novi (you can only use J-channel/trim on these). A Window/Door Trim is available for most of the FauxPanels® as an accessory. These Window/Door Trims can be used in lieu of Mitering a Clean Edge.

These instructions for how to Miter a Clean Edge are for those who need the FauxPanels® to stop at a given point on a wall and still look finished and natural.

The instructions below are shown using the Oxford Bamboo, but the instructions are similar for any of the FauxPanels®.

1.) Although any woodworking tool can be used to cut these panels, a table saw with a simple panel cutting jig might give you the most accurate results.

2.) First you make a straight cut to square off the panel. Cutting small amount off the edge should be sufficient.

3.) Set table saw to a 45 degree angle.

4.) Flip the Panel over 180 degrees, then make a 45 degree cut. The cut should be made just to cut into the back of the panel, creating a perfect V.

5.) Don't discard the small piece you just cut off.

6.) Now Flip the Panel back over 180 degrees (to original position of step 2). Make a reverse 45 degree angle cut, as close to the end of the panel as possible to keep the stone/brick pattern matched as closely as you can.

7.) Do a dry fit to ensure that the V-shaped strip miters nicely.

8.) Use industrial-strength construction adhesive (available on the website) to glue the small V-shaped strip into place.

9.) As an optional step, you can hold the strip in place with small brad nails while the glue is drying.


We strongly recommend the use of our adhesive where the panels join. This will assist in maintaining the integrity of the installation by preventing any possible flexing or separation of the product due to extreme ambient temperature and humidity changes once the installation is complete. It will also insure that your newly installed panels remain water/weatherproof.

10.) Give the glue 24 hours to dry before using.


MAKE SURE to observe and obey all safety rules and recommendations set forth by tool manufacturers and local, state, and federal authorities for any building project including all applicable building codes.


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