Cap on basement stair rail


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Old 09-13-14, 08:15 AM
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Cap on basement stair rail

Finished the entire basement. Came out beautiful. Only thing left is caulking, some trim paint and the stairs. On the stairs I have a half wall that I left open on the right as you walk down. I capped it with a piece of 1x6 I believe with a 3/4 inch over hang on each side. I planned on putting a strip of finishing molding running under the overhang on each side. Problem is I guess 3/4 of an inch isn't enough. The finish molding sticks out further than the overhang. Should I rip this thin piece of finishing molding or just put it on run and blend it in with strip of caulk ? Suggestions.
 
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Old 09-13-14, 08:52 AM
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Can you not use shoe molding or some other molding. It is only 1/2" wide. Pictures would really help us see what you see.
 
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Ya, sounds like a thinner molding is needed. I have done jobs where the bottom of the cap was just caulked to the drywall but I think molding underneath makes it look nicer.
 
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Here are some pics. You can see how the molding sticks out
 
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Thanks. Figured it out. The trim you use to go around doors and windows looks awesome for the cap on stairs.
 
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Door stop molding should also work. There should be several different moldings that are thin enough to work. Have you measured the amount of overhang at the narrowest point?
 
 

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