Miter Folding

Miter folding is an innovative method of mitering the edges of two or more sections of pre-laminated wood sheet at any angle, with no visible outside seam, giving a solid, of-one-piece appearance to the finished component. This is accomplished by laminating the wood sheet with RENOLIT Laminate, then routing a V-groove (miter) across the backside of the sheet—deep enough to penetrate the wood but without touching the laminate.

Both mitered wood edges are then coated with adhesive and hinged on the laminate to close the groove, forming an outside corner that is hidden by seamless laminate. In addition to eliminating outside seams, miter folding with RENOLIT Laminates can significantly reduce labor and material costs while improving the alignment and structural integrity of cabinets, adjoining panels, tapered furniture legs and other mitered components.

 

Drop-front and drop-side edges miter-folded with RENOLIT Laminates significantly increase part strength and alignment, and simulate solid wood, metal, stone or solid surfacing, depending on color or pattern selected.

 

To fabricate miter-folded table legs, MDF board is flat-laminated with RENOLIT Laminate. Tapered corners accomplished by CNC routing of miter grooves at divergent angles prior to folding. Fabrication method improves part alignment and component strength, dramatically improving appearance and undercutting cost of solid legs as well as those surfaced with high-pressure laminates. Precision mitering and lack of dark substrate line, render single seam per leg inconspicuous.

 

Also see flat-laminating, membrane pressing and profile-wrapping