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Hi, I am new to this forum but have been checking it out for a while and I am quite impressed. Listen I am putting together my first raised panel construction and I am ignorant of a few facts and need help. I don't have space balls for the expansion of the panel but could I use that rubber material used for securing screen door wire to it's frame? It is about the right size would this work?. Also how much gap do I leave on each side of my panel for expansion 1/16 on every side? and if I use a material like spaceballs or silicone should this material be the exact width of the gap I left for the panel to expand? And do I use the expansion material on both sides of the stiles or only one? Or on all four sides?
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HI Breck

You don't want to use rubber, pickup a roll of weather stripping 1/4" thick, cut it up with a razor blade knife 1/4" wide and about 1" long put them in a plastic jar and you will have about @500 of them out of a roll (25ft roll ) use them all the way around the panel (2ea. on each side) 1/16" less is a good rule the norm on each side of the panel,

you have panel strips like below but you got them for peanuts..
500ct. Panalign Strips-Sommerfeld's Tools For Wood

Plus you can get weather stripping from any hardware store, if you ask the guy at the hardware store for space balls ,and say ,,do you have small 1/4" space balls,,,"say WHAT ?",, he just may show you to the front door..


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Hi, I am new to this forum but have been checking it out for a while and I am quite impressed. Listen I am putting together my first raised panel construction and I am ignorant of a few facts and need help. I don't have space balls for the expansion of the panel but could I use that rubber material used for securing screen door wire to it's frame? It is about the right size would this work?. Also how much gap do I leave on each side of my panel for expansion 1/16 on every side? and if I use a material like spaceballs or silicone should this material be the exact width of the gap I left for the panel to expand? And do I use the expansion material on both sides of the stiles or only one? Or on all four sides?
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Great tip Bob,
I'm a little slow but I get there, just so I understand, get a roll that's 1/4" thick and a 1/2" wide spilt it in half and cut pieces that are 1" long and use 8 pieces per panel.
Now should I allow more room for expansion on wide panels? Say panels that are 18" wide for example.
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Thanks alot BJ that answered my questions and you are right (chuckle) about asking for space balls
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Hi Leon

Thanks, I buy 1" wide and stick it down on some glass and cut it up with metal ruler on top ,makes a quick job of it
On a 18" wide panel it's just needed just off the corners so to speak about 6" down from the corners.


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Great tip Bob,
I'm a little slow but I get there, just so I understand, get a roll that's 1/4" thick and a 1/2" wide spilt it in half and cut pieces that are 1" long and use 8 pieces per panel.
Now should I allow more room for expansion on wide panels? Say panels that are 18" wide for example.



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