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french_guy 08-05-2013 09:40 AM

Transition bar
 
Hello
I have installed a transition bar (oak from Home depot) - 44 mm wide
I hade to trim it to make it 36mm wide - no problem with my table saw
But my wife finds it too thick....

How could I make it a little bit thinner: Using the table saw seems not safe at all.....Is it feasible with a router table?

Thanks

joecaption 08-05-2013 12:28 PM

No one here can see what it looks like now.
There's dozens of different strips it could be.
Would be best to post a picture.
Also need to know what type floorings involved.

french_guy 08-05-2013 03:29 PM

Floor is 12mm laminate
1 room is the hallway, and the other room is the master bedroom Ė planks are perpendicular, so I need a transition bar to hide the expansion gap in between
I bought a transition bar at Home Depot (natural oak) and stained it - Width is 44 mm, and I think thickness is ~9 or 10mm
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Traffic-Master-Oak-Seam-Binder-18576/100354277#specifications

I was able to trim it to make it 36mm wideÖ..This is what I needed, and Itís fine
But once installed, I have to admit itís a little too thick..So what would be the best solution to make it a little bit thinner? Let say make it 5mm thick?

MaineLL 08-07-2013 07:03 PM

The more knowledgeable are free to correct me, but, I think you used the wrong trim style. I think you should have used a T-mold strip. Those edges would have been thinner.

Depotfloors 08-07-2013 08:45 PM

I install for a living and yes tmold. Little pricier but more professional look

Canarywood1 08-08-2013 06:15 PM

[QUOTE=french_guy;1225266]Hello
I have installed a transition bar (oak from Home depot) - 44 mm wide
I hade to trim it to make it 36mm wide - no problem with my table saw
But my wife finds it too thick....

How could I make it a little bit thinner: Using the table saw seems not safe at all.....Is it feasible with a router table?




Why buy it from Home Depot if you have a router,make your own that's what i do,and yes on the t-mold.


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