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#6: 08-14-2007, 04:09 PM
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i always use 1/2" as finish board, always...1/4 In my experience is too flimsy and break down over time and wear, i used to it with 1/4 too, but every year, i wouldh ave two or three installs come back with a cracked board, people put things in their trunk, had one guy with a bowling ball bag slide and hit the board and cracked it, and other guys have just had it go from moisture and by rule thinnest i use is 1/2" revne on verticle boards, fake floors i sometimes use even 3/4" cuase my goal is for people to be able to load what ever they wnat on there

1/4" is definetlyt easier to work with, and as far as coming close to the edges, you can get IMO marginally closer with 1/4, but thats more the advantrage when the surface you are meeting is deeply sloped, in those cases, i usually route out the back edges so the edges are only 1/4" thick by the board itself is 1/2"