Will this chair rail split

Old 07-03-15, 01:32 PM
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Will this chair rail split

I have a wall that is only about few inches wide between the door casing and the corner. I need to attach this piece of chair rail molding but i am afraid if I nail it, it will split, no wider than it is. I thought about gluing it but i don't know how to keep it in place while the glue dries. I have to place a longer piece of chair rail on the adjoining wall that will butt up against this piece.

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Old 07-03-15, 01:41 PM
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I think a mastic will do the job. Liquid nails comes to mind. You can use blue pinters tape to hold it in place. Or predrill hole and nail it.
Old 07-03-15, 01:48 PM
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I always keep my hot glue gun handy for that type attachment. In some instances I just let the chair rail die into the wall, too, especially if that is the hinge side of the door.
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How about Gorilla glue or Elmers Glue, or carpenters wood glue which I already have and tape it to the wall till the glue dries. I hate to buy a tube of liquid nails for that little thing but I guess I could if necessary
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Cut both pieces to fit. Attach the small piece to the large piece with glue and pin nailer. After the glue dries, attach the assembly to the wall.
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I'd just install the long piece and forget about that small piece.
Old 07-03-15, 03:11 PM
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Properly cope the long wall piece so it is a nice fit against the smaller piece. The small piece should be tight in the crevice so that is stays in place on its own. Then install and butt the longer piece which will lock the smaller piece in place. They come back, caulk the whole thing in place, which further locks it tight and then paint. It will never move or crack.
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Like Z, I'll use both caulking and the adjoining piece of trim to hold it in place.

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