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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By Yooper mike
from UP, Michigan
About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer
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Comments about Space Balls:
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!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I will purchase this iteam again
from fair play sc
About Me Professional
Makes centering panels in frame easy and allows for expantion and contraction
from Commerce, GA
Service was great
Space Balls = Centered Panels
By Gregg the Cabinet Maker
from Indianapolis, IN
About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer
Space balls are a solid rubber product. Much better than trying to cut up silicone strips. The balls appear to hold their shape over time.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Works as advertized
from Sryacuse NY
This is simple to use because the balls stay in placeonce they are positioned.