Originally Posted by Bacardi 151
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My dining room is connected to the kitchen. Same color paint, same tile flooring. Just trying to think how to do a transition from chair rail to nothing, lol. Can I bring the rail vertically down to the baseboard where I want it to end?
You would end the top
of the chair-rail by rounding it off, like what you see on the end of a window stool (bull nosed).
on the lower trim piece, you would simply do what is called a ''return'' at the end of the chair rail.
Basically, it is a 45 degree cut back of the molding. Then another 45 degree stock cut is inserted into the end area.
I do not have a picture of this done on a chair rail, but I do have one done on a section of baseboard to try and give you an idea of the concept:
This is actually a common techinque for ending trim on Crown molding and other horizontal run trim.