Panel Cap angle in wainscoting

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06-14-2016 04:05 PM

I do basic work around house (honey do’s) but never really had to deal with angles (especially panel caps).
I have installed the stiles/rails (everything is square) but I cannot seem to find angle at which I should cut the panel cap to make it fit. Please refer to attached images for details and molding profile.

I do have a Dual-Bevel Glide Miter Saw.

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#1 posted 06-14-2016 04:17 PM

Use a piece of scrap rail as a guide block and set your moulding notch square on the block. Cut as standard 45° moulding.


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#2 posted 06-14-2016 04:29 PM

You are going to have to let it sit flat in the panel.

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#3 posted 06-14-2016 04:50 PM

Looks like maybe your molding is adjustable for different thicknesses of panels?
Normally the two flat sides that go against your panels are parallel and you buy the molding for the thickness of your panel. Anyways, you can do this.

Put a block the same thickness as your panels
then set your molding on the block (just as it would be on your panel)
Set you saw at a 45 and cut either left or right side.

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#4 posted 06-14-2016 05:02 PM

1+ with jbay’s solution. Kind of like setting the spring angle when cutting crown molding.

I might even make a two-piece stop block to keep the molding from sliding towards the fence as you cut it.

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#5 posted 09-23-2016 09:26 AM

Thanks to this, maybe it is time for me to repair and modify my old door to this one. I have this old front door that I bought years ago at and now there is slight issues however needs some repair.

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