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Old 11-11-2007, 06:04 PM   #1
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I would like to install chair rail, then underneath box out "picture frames" spaced evenly around the room. I'm not sure of the technical term for this technique? My question is, what's the best way to nail the picture frames to the wall? I have heard some people just nail anywhere into the drywall, not necessarilly into the studs. Is this the way it's done?
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It would be fine to do it that way if you use some adhesive. I use a thin bead of latex painter's caulk. If you get some squeeze-out, just wipe lightly with a damp rag. I wouldn't suggest liquid nails. After you apply adhesive to your piece, hold it in place and shoot a couple of nails into drywall, preferably in different directions. Shoot one nail in at an angle and then another nail at a different angle. This will hold the piece snugly to the wall until the adhesive dries.
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Normal carpenters Titebond II works great also. brads or pin nails on angle hold till glue dries
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Old 11-11-2007, 07:30 PM   #4
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thanks for the quick response guys. I wasn't sure if that was the right way, or the home-owner special way.
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I'd figure out what size I wanted the frames to be, then assemble them in the shop, gluing the miters with wood glue and toenailing the corners. Then put the frames on the wall as one piece in the spots you have located. Just put them up level. Depending on how big they are, you'll be able to shoot them to the existing studs which will hold them in place. Dots of adhesive (PL200 or similar) on the other areas will hold them there. Crossnailing into the drywall as necessary if you need to.
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