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