Wooden Chair Rail


Old 07-16-08, 05:53 AM
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Question Wooden Chair Rail

We have a kitchen and dining area separated by a sit-down counter space. We are planning on painting both areas and installing a chair rail border. Our problem is that the doorways, one leading to the dining area and the other leading to the living room, do not have door frames. How do we end the chair rail border at the door ways? (We will be installing wood chair rail borders.) Do we simple end at the door way? Are there decorative caps for the end of the chair rail borders fto use with entryways without door frames?
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Old 07-16-08, 06:16 AM
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You can miter a 45` at the end of the dhair rail and then make a return out of a small piece of chair rail on a 45` angle. it will be too small to nail so glue it in place.
Old 07-16-08, 07:14 AM
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Also, you would normally end the chair rail about an inch or so back from the opening. Whatever looks right in the space with the type of chair rail you are using.

Less likely to receive damage or cause injury than if its right at the edge.

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