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Old 02-02-2013, 02:06 PM   #1
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My home has 6" base with a half inch top edge 9 ft ceilings and the wife wants to put either 32" or 48" panels in our hallway, I can see installing it over the DW but is there a wood product thin enough to install like 1/4" to keep from taking off all my base? Its about 14' long hallway.

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Old 02-02-2013, 03:16 PM   #2
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could just do wall frame wainscoting
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Sure, they have 1/4" plywood/luan panels. If you take a picture, that might help.

Personally, I would take the baseboard off, tidy it up as much as possible, install the wainscot and then place the baseboard back on.
Here's a pic of what I did. I used 1x8 for the bottom of the wainscot so the 6" you have should stack nicely so it can be recycled. This pic is before the quarter round, caulk and touch-up paint, but shows the 4" trim stacked on it. The 6" should look just as nice I'd think, depending on the style.

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If u want to leave baseboard that bad u can just over apply trim on Sheetrock with a chair rail above using Sheetrock as rails and stiles
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this is how i did our dining room with just molding and chair rail
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That's not a bad idea, picture frames with trim and leave base alone. Thx
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whats your style of the baseboard, if its simple square stock with a base cap id remove the cap only, then set the wainscotting on it then put a new thiner basecap back on to hide any gaps where the panelling sits on the base..

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