When your beautiful new Sing Core door sections arrive, it is important to take the time to glue the door together properly. Although Sing Core panels are guaranteed warp-free, we cannot guarantee work done on site. Failure to properly follow these directions may result in a poor final product.
Sing Splines Don’t Crack
Sing Core uses our patented core material as a spine to join several panels on site. Unlike solid wood, the stability of the core material means that there is no danger of cracking or splitting of the seam at the join location. When Sing Core fabricates your door as a single panel it is almost seamless. When a door is splined, it is not as high precision as a single panel due to the tolerance of glue, which is roughly 0.01-0.02 inches.
Join on Site in Three Steps
1. Lay Your Door Panels Flat
It is crucial that all of your panels are resting on a flat surface and are completely level. If you attempt to glue the panels together against a wall, or any way other than flat, you will end up with a crooked joint and a “warped” door.
The first step to join a Sing Core sectional door is to lay the panels on a flat surface. Any flat clean surface will work. For very large doors we like to use two straight beams laid on the ground along to hold the top and bottom of each door segment.
2. Insert Your Biscuits or Spline into the Edge of One Panel
Each biscuit and slot are precisely cut to join with the greatest strength. Carefully, push or hammer each biscuit lightly in place into the edge of one panel. Then your panels are ready for joining.
3. Joining the Panels
The final step in joining a modern sliding or pivot door is to press the sides together. This can be accomplished a variety of ways, including gentle application of a sledge hammer, a few ratchet straps, clamps, or any other means you have of providing joining force. Once joined, the door is strong and secure, built to last, and can be finished and installed as any other Sing Core door.
Joining in Action
How to Clamp at the Join
When you want perfect alignment for very high tolerance applications, it’s best to sandwich each joint with a straight guide temporarily during the gluing process.
In order to make your process easier, Sing Core offers construct custom true straight guides for your application and ship them with your order. These guides are made with the same high precision core material as our other products and offer superior ease and performance.
Specify you would like clamping guides when you place your order and we will gladly include them for you.
If you have a very wide and large door, you might consider ordering a straight Sing beam to keep the top and bottom of the door in process perfectly straight in addition to the temporary guide to make sure the door perfectly flat the entire length.
The flatness of your door depends on how flat your sections are when they cure. Any warping in the mold will be retained once the glue drys, so it is vitally important that you clamp up your sections precisely straight.