1/4" paneling question

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Old 10-22-16, 10:54 AM
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1/4" paneling question

Hi Folks,

I'm not so handy and I can't seem to wrap my head around this one.
Here's my situation.
I need to have a piece of 1/4 inch 8ftx4ft paneling cut into 3 pieces. [email protected] 8'x 12" and [email protected] 62" 3/4. Can I do this with one piece?

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Old 10-22-16, 10:59 AM
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The 2 pieces of 1'x8' (12"x96") is half the sheet..... leaving 2' x 8' (24"x96").
What is the 62-3/4" piece by ?
62-3/4"x??
 
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sorry..twenty four and three qrtrs.
 
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The piece you end up with after the first two cuts is 24" x 96".
That means it is a sight bit too narrow to get a 24-3/4" x 62-3/4" out of it.
 
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Thank you. how much am I going to be short
 
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You have to account for the width of the saw blade and lost wood when you make your first 2 cuts. A lot will depend on the blade used. Some may only be 1/16" wide kerf some may be as big as 1/8". Let's say you cut a total of 24 1/4" inch off and have your 2 long strips. That leaves a max width of your final shorter strip at 23 3/4" (assuming the paneling is exactly 48" wide).
 
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Old 10-22-16, 04:43 PM
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You will be 3/4" to 7/8" short on your last cut.
Buy your 1/4" material at a lumber yard or hardwood store (I think Lowes has it also), get melamine or MDF.
Melamine panels are referred to as 4 x 8 but measure 49 x 97.
 
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