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Old 03-20-2013, 04:36 PM   #1
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I am redoing the stairs

i have molding ( chair ?? ) that runs the length on either side of the landing

on one side it meets the stair?? the skirt on the wall.
do i cut the skirt and have the molding run up to the top riser
or do i angle cut it to meet the skirt

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umm your using baseboard in that picture.. colonial actually thats not chair rail. chair rail is smaller

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Hi there

yes, i was using baseboard because i didnt want to cut up the good molding.
Should it tie into the skirt with an angle cut or should i extend it all the way
not sure what is the right way to do it.

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Well, chair rail usually goes in the dining room to prevent chairs from damaging the walls. So, what exactly are your trying to accomplish? Maybe we can suggest something.
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I am not sure if its chair moulding but it was there. The house is about thirty years old
the front foyer had moulding on either side. When i pulled it off it looked like where the two drywall pieces met separating the two floors. I need to put back the molding to cover up the gap.

I bought identical molding so i am not sure if it is chair but it is definely not baseboard.

Should i make the cut to meet the skirt or continue the molding run to meet the
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I am not sure if its chair moulding but it was there. The house is about thirty years old
the front foyer had moulding on either side. When i pulled it off it looked like where the two drywall pieces met separating the two floors. I need to put back the molding to cover up the gap.

I bought identical molding so i am not sure if it is chair but it is definely not baseboard.

Should i make the cut to meet the skirt or continue the molding run to meet the
Seems to me there is no right way to do that. Either would work. I prefer the angle cut.

I would probably mud the seam and repaint, and leave the trim piece off completely.
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I'd leave it off to, looks silly there.
Looks like someone did not know how to finish drywall did it.
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And you have to cut two legs off the chair to use it. Other than that it's your choice. If someone doesn't like it, don't invite them back.
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Agreed looks it was done to cover constant seperation in drywall seam
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Simple enough to redo the seam and re-paint.
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if the seam keeps opening up someone screwed up in the framing stage

chair rail is used for things other than just chair rail. depending on the size of it, its also used as an accent to built up trims for custom columns. along with boston headers and beams

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