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Extrusion devices for mounting wall panels

An extrusion device for mounting a wall panel has an outer cap extending to an edge on at least one side which is positioned against an outer surface of a wall panel, having a pair of spaced-apart insertion fingers, and a receiver base having a planar mounting portion and a pair of angled receiver flanges projecting upwardly to receive the insertion fingers therein. The two-piece extrusion permits wall panels to be mounted or removed from the underlying wall structure in on-sequential order. The receiver base and cap can be provided on both sides to form an "H" type extrusion, or on only one side in a "J" type extrusion. Preferably, the outer cap is made of metal, and the tips of the insertion fingers are beveled at a slight angle of about 7° to 14° to allow easy insertion into the receiver flanges. The cap has compound water-shedding edges formed with a rounded rain-drip edge spaced in close proximity to a sharply inclined knife edge. In another variation, a one-piece extrusion device has a rear base portion and a front cover portion forming a pocket therewith, and a ramp formed on the base portion within the width of the front cover portion for gradually forcing the edge of a wall panel inserted in the pocket toward the front cover portion clear of the heads of screws used to mount the base portion to the underlying wall structure. The base portion is formed with a hook indentation on a back side of the ramp on a rear surface of the base portion, and interconnects with a "Z" type extrusion having a hook end to form a right angle connection. The one-piece extrusion may be formed as a "J" (one-sided), "H" (two sided), "C" (corner), or other suitable types.

Low profile hardwood flooring strip and method of manufacture

A method of producing a hardwood flooring product, including the steps of processing a strip of raw wood into a blank having a predetermined thickness and width, and top and bottom surfaces defining parallel planes relative to each other, and splitting the blank along the width of the blank from one side to the other to form two low profile flooring strips having the same width as the blank and a thickness less than one-half the thickness of the blank. The splitting step includes the steps of providing first and second circular saw blades mounted on spaced-apart vertical axes for rotation in a single plane intermediate and parallel to the planes of the top and bottom surfaces of the blank and positioning the blank on conveying means upstream from the saw blades with the plane of rotation of the saw blades intermediate and parallel to the planes of the top and bottom surfaces of the blank for movement of the blank from an upstream position to a downstream position relative to the saw blades. The blank is moved downstream into the plane of rotation of the saw blades during rotation of the saw blades thereby horizontally splitting the blank to form first and second low-profile flooring strips. Interlocking members, such as molded, mating tongue and groove members, are molded into first and second longitudinally-extending side edges of the flooring strips for securing together the flooring strips when placed side-to-side to form a floor.
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