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this pic is from a project done on here but could not get a hold of the guy who did it. any help would be appreciated I would like to do this to my hall and dinign room the square box moulding. how to install this pics if possible woul help thanks guys.
 

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It doesn't look like traditional wainscotting with stiles and rails. It looks like the molding was just applied to the walls.
You would do the same thing. You could just mock it up on the floor with painter's tape and lay out the cut pieces as they would go on the wall. When your happy with the layout, nail it to the wall.
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thats a pretty simple job, get 1 5/8 base cap moulding and chair rail,lay out the boxes evenly and nail away.

post your location and maybe someone local can be of help.
 

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you can rent a aircompressor and a nailer at home depot or lowes, 16 or 18 gauge finish nails, and get some caulk in case youre walls are not even,(no not use the caulk for filling nail holes,use spackle or painters putty.:thumbup:
 

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use liquid nails along with an air compressor finishing nails.

Little trick. All the legs will be the exact same ( unless youre going under stairs ect.)so you can pre cut them all at once. The box tops and bottoms will change but also can all be cut for each section when you figure out the number.
Its not too hard to do and kinda fun for beginners. Fill the nails and then latex caulk all the seams. Enjoy it.
 

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I am located in Cicero north of Syracuse how would you nail to what and what kind of nails
I lived in Liverpool for a few years, my dad's been there for 30 years.

I've always referred to waincoting of this type as "shadow boxes". Here are some drawings I did for someone on here awhile back that might help...
 

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cool, tnkx...
all that work on your part and the guy never even came back... tsk
he probably threw a bucket of behr at it and called it a day....

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thanks Jay been a little under the weather that is funny we just moved back from Alpharetta,Ga wereabout are you located. great work looks good hopefully I can make mine look just like your drawings very impressive.
 

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make sure ya snap some lines for all your heights on the walls so you don't have to keep measuring
just snap the lines for where you want your trim to be and then work off the lines, a little liquid nail and some brad nails caulk and paint
good luck
 

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kh I have a compressor should I pick up a cheap nail gun from hf and what size brads would I need and just liquid nails construction adhesive. thanks guys.
 

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you know what they have those compressor and gun kits now available for so cheap that you'll be glad to own one
you'll be able to do so many things with it, the last one i saw at Home dumpo was probably 199 and it had 2 or 3 guns that came with it.
one job alone pays for it compare to sacrificing your finger tips to the mercy of the hammer gods
 
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