How Do You Build A Chair Rail?

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How Do You Build A Chair Rail?

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A chair rail is a classic architectural detail that can add sophistication and elegance to any room in your home with a minimum of effort. With a few common tools and little bit of patience, you can dramatically increase the visual interest of your space. Determine the amount of moulding you will need. Using a tape measure, measure the perimeter of your room, skipping doorways, fireplaces and other obstacles in the path of the chair rail. Increase your final measurement by 10 percent to account for errors and waste. Measure and mark the height of your chair rail. Traditionally, chair rails are between 32 and 36 inches from the floor. Once you have marked the height that you want the chair rail to be, use a large level (or a small level and a yardstick) to draw a straight line around the room. Do not rely on multiple measurements from the floor, as floors are not always level and can leave you with an uneven line. Select your moulding. Home improvement stores carry a wide range of mould

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