The Easy Way to “Float” a Raised Panel! Solid wood panels must “float” inside the rails and stiles to allow for expansion and contraction and prevent future cracking and splitting. But making a panel float isn’t easy. For instance: How do you center the panel? What happens when the panel expands and contracts? Use Space Balls! Simply insert 2-3 of the flexible polymer Space Balls into the groove of each side rail and stile. The Space Balls will compress to center the door, providing a tight fit, even with expansion and contraction of the panel. Space Balls measure .260 for a snug fit in a standard 1/4” groove. Allow 3/16" gap per side. Panels should be 3/8" undersized overall. Use 8-10 Space Balls per door. Made in USA.
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space balls are the way to go
from Nicholasville, KY
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they make cabinet door construction fast and easy
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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they work fine
from Fresno ca.
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they are little rubber balls they work fine.
By Yooper mike
from UP, Michigan
About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer
They stay put in the frame peices during assembly making everything go smoothly. The product holds the panel centered. Excellent product, works exactly as described!
I will purchase this iteam again
from fair play sc
Makes centering panels in frame easy and allows for expantion and contraction
from Commerce, GA
Service was great