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Old 09-02-2013, 02:46 PM   #1
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I am finishing up the babies room. I would like to do picture frame wainscoting but I am not sure what size boxes to use on each wall. The right wall is 147 inches long and the left wall is 118 inches long due to the closet that takes some of the room on that side. The front wall has the window. I am not sure if it would look better with the same size boxes on each side and different spacing or different size boxes. I think I would use 2 small boxes and 2 longer but lower boxes on the wall with the window.

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Old 09-02-2013, 07:33 PM   #2
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First I would suggest removing the the chair rail and bringing it in line with the window, then trimming out the window.

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keiths right, by moving the chair rail to the same height as the window apron you will have one clean line all the way around the room
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And butt right into the window stool? I do not like that look.
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Hey Troy...I did something very similar on a client's home a few years ago, it came out pretty well..

http://www.craftsmencarpentry.com/judges_paneling.htm

You may have to go through some of the pics (I think it's around pics #13-14), but it was a VERY similar situation as yours.

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I'm looking for some finished pics, but the table blocks most of 'em.



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I would like to trim the window but the sides were not perfectly straight from the builder. I would have had to rip the whole sheet rock return out. Baby on the way and wife growing impatient I did the next best thing.
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Jay - that is some amazing work. It really helps with what I am doing. If you explained to me the natural wood columns mixed in with the white trim I would have thought it would look horrible. Seeing it done it looks incredible. Well done
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Thanks, Troy. The illustrations were to show you that you can make the "boxes" below the window smaller (like I did), and still keep what you have. It will work well for what you've already done.

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I got side tracked. Haha. I am trying to see how I can incorporate some natural wood columns.
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Now you're really screwed.
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And butt right into the window stool? I do not like that look.

no.. the apron and chair rail all become one thing so the chair rail isnt interupted under teh window stool
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I did some research before I started and was going to continue the chair rail under the stool as the apron as you suggested. I did not love the look although it may be technically correct. The wife did not like it either as she wanted the chair rail higher. She likes the way the returns look.

I am just a weekend warrior. First time spackling, painting and installing flooring. Will be first time installing moulding as well. Learning a lot as I go.
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Here is some additional research for you http://www.thisiscarpentry.com/2010/...ed-chair-rail/
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Great article. I did read that a while back. There are many schools of thought on the height. I actually showed it to the wife while we argued about the height. Haha. Basically it comes down to what you thinks looks good.


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