chair rails

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Old 01-03-01, 05:57 AM
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I am wanting to put chair rials in my living room.
I don't know the proper hieght for them.
I will be wanting to paint between the floor trim and the chair rail. please help..
 
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Old 01-04-01, 12:57 PM
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Chair rails (or dado rails to give them their proper name) need to be added at approx. 1/3 of the height of the room (that's about 3ft), but the best guide is to fit them about windowsill level. Depending on what type of frame you have you can go just above or just below. Take a piece and position it before you commit yourself.

Painting below a darker colour and above in a contrasting lighter colour can look very elegant.
 
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