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How To Create A Mitered Corners

Posted on June 22, 2010

Antico Elements` Stone Panels are designed to interlock on all sides to create a seamless look.
When it comes to corners you have two choices:

-Use our Inside and Outside Corners, which are very easy to install,


Using our corners


-Cut a panel in the middle and wrap it around the corner.


Using our Panels to create a corner

The instructions below are for the second option. Here is how you can cut and miter our panels to create a beautiful corner.

Tools needed: ( same as wood cutting tools )

• Measuring tape and pencil
• Table saw, circular saw, miter saw,  jigsaw, etc. You can use any blade designed for wood. Our material is very friendly.
• Nails or screws ( exterior grade if used outdoor)
• Hammer (or screwdriver/drill if using screws)
• Level
• Construction adhesive, E.G: Liquid Nails or PL.
• Safety Glasses

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As mentioned above, the ideal saw for this particular project is a table saw BUT you can also use a circular saw with a straight edge.
The two important things to consider in order to create a professional-looking corner are:
1- You must miter the edges of the panels that will intersect at the corner and,
2- Both sides of the corners should come from the same panel so that the stones will line up.

Start by measuring where to cut the left side of the corner on a panel. Remember that you should always measure and mark the back of the panels.

Cut the left section so that the back edge will line up with the corner on the wall.
Cut the right section.
You should be left with a triangular piece.


Cut a panel in two

The edges that will intersect at the corner need to be cut at 45 degrees.


Miter at 45 degrees

The best way to secure the panels is by placing a few beads of construction adhesive ( E.g. Liquid Nails or PL ) on the back of each panel AND where the panels overlap and interlock, then use some screws.
Make sure to blow off all the dust from where the adhesive will be applied.


Apply adhesive.

Install the two halves of the panel to create the corner. Use construction adhesive behind the panels and at the corner joint. Secure with some screws making sure to minimize any gap at the front edge of the corner.


Install the two halves

Using a file or sandpaper smooth out the edges and excess material. If both sides of the corners come from the same panel you should have very little to sand.


Smooth out the edges

If necessary use some caulking to seal the gaps and cover to exposed material.
Our Touch-Up Kit can be used to cover the caulk and the sanded areas by matching every color of the stones. Click HERE to view the instructions on how to use our Touch-Up Kit.

Continue installing the rest of the panels, left to right, and repeat the above instruction for every corner.
For inside corners, you can use a similar procedure and by mitering the panels with the opposite 45-degree angle.
If installing multiple rows of panels remember to start the next row with half panel to avoid lining up the vertical seams in the same place.
Install our Top Sills if necessary. They add a very nice finished look.


Install the rest of the panels.

Once all the parts are installed you may caulk all gaps to prevent water from sliding behind the panels.


Seal the edges


the finished product

Here's the finished product. Click image to enlarge

Congratulations! Your job is done and you can now enjoy an incredibly realistic stone look.

As always, we are available for questions and assistance at any step of your project.
Thank you.  Antico Elements.

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