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Old 04-06-2011, 11:06 PM   #16
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Caulking around each frame piece edge(outer and inner) make the frames look like they are molded into the wall and will make a big difference once everything is painted all one color. It's time consuming but worth it.






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Old 04-06-2011, 11:07 PM   #17
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Started adding wall frames in the basement. Chair rail existed already and was at a certain higher height since I wanted the chair rail to disappear behind the plasma tv. Used a different layout in the basement than the other frames I did in the main floor. As the main floor, chair rail down to baseboard will be all one color and should really brighten up the basement especially since there is only one small window in the space.







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Old 04-07-2011, 06:23 AM   #18
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....any rhyme or reason to size, proportion and layout?
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Old 04-07-2011, 06:27 AM   #19
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........too busy for me......

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Old 04-07-2011, 06:44 AM   #20
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Since the chair rail was higher than normal, I didn't want to use a layout of large boxes and figured I would try this layout. The stupid vertical register was the influence of this layout. I know it's busy, but once all painted it shouldn't look as busy as it does now. Is it the 2 contrasting shapes that you guys don't care for?
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Old 04-07-2011, 06:56 AM   #21
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it's not the contrasting shapes.......it's the busyness of too many panels

Larger panels make the room look larger



Too many panels makes your eye look at more pieces and makes the area seem smaller.

This is just aesthetic and design stuff.
Your workmanship is dead-on...
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Old 04-07-2011, 07:00 AM   #22
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They are just glued on right now, haven't nailed any of them. Yes, I cut a lot of pieces and was dreading having to caulk all those sides, so I will take a look at it and try larger boxes, I see what you're talking about. I can use a half inch board around the register (like I did with the receptacle) since it would be right in the way of the larger wall frame layout.

I can probably use some of the pieces I don't use in the new layout elsewhere(still need to do this in the bedroom).

I love doing extra work for nothing lol.

So what if I combined the two smaller(narrower) frames above each of those lower wider frames? Think the two frame layout will look ok?

Sort of like the pic below, but actually the opposite.

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Old 04-07-2011, 07:06 AM   #23
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You're obsessing over my 'strange' Neo-Classical Casing. I get it, I'll fix it eventually when the new door goes in.
Obsessing? Nah, I don't live there. Doesn't matter to me how it looks, if you like it, that's all that matters. If you don't, change it.

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Old 04-07-2011, 07:13 AM   #24
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Haha, just busting. I have changed a lot of the new work a few times, so it may be me that's obsessing over things.

But it's good, because in the end it comes out right/better. So thanks.
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It'll all blend together better after painting. Po)

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