Tips for Cutting Beadboard Panels

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What You'll Need
Table saw
Measuring tape

Beadboard panels can be used in a variety of different situations in your home. You could install beadboard on the walls or ceiling to provide a very unique look. When installing beadboard panels, you will need to make sure that you cut them properly in order to ensure the best possible results. Here are a few tips for cutting beadboard panels for installation.

Cutting Beadboard Panels

When cutting beadboard panels, you will want to make sure that you use the correct type of saw for the job. In most cases, a table saw with a sharp blade will be your best choice. This will allow you to make a straight and quick cut through the material without any problems. When you try to use a different type of saw, this can result in crooked cuts.

Something else that you may want to consider is cutting with the backside of the beadboard pointed up. This will make any unsightly splintering or tearing of the wood visible only to the backside. Therefore, you should not be able to see it once it is installed.

During this process, you will want to make sure that you cut based on accurate measurements. Measure your dimensions very carefully and mark them on the panels before making a cut. Also consider where one piece of beadboard will fit into another so you don’t shave off a tongue or groove.