I installed 6" & 3/4" mop-boards (baseboards) made of birch in the home I just finished building. I routed a Victorian style design along the top edges, and added quarter-round along the floor edges.
I plan on cutting plinths
to the bottom of each door frame (which is also birch and 3" 1/2" wide) where the baseboards meet the door frame. The plinths will also have a similar routed edge.
Question: Would it be appropriate from an esthetics
point of view to make the plinths taller than the baseboards, say about 1"1/2" to 2" taller? Or the same size as the baseboard. I want this to look professional, and not like it was done by an amatuer (even tho I'm slightly this side of the amatuer rating
). Nor do I want the plinths to compete with the baseboards.