No Rick, cut strips . Glued - yes with epoxy in the corners . Just bedded in caulking. I found out after that Azec makes a glue specifically for their product. Supposedly works really well. Before you scribe it , you will need equal sized blocks to compensate for the radius of the trunk. The Azec sands like a champ. Easy to work with . contractors express gave me a damaged piece free. They had plenty of scrap.