02:42PM | 06/11/01
Member Since: 06/10/01
8 lifetime posts
I am installing chair rail and I found a wall
that has a deep bow in it... surprise!
The bow looks like it is in relation to built in cabinets, any suggestions on how to work with this bow, it leaves a 3/8" gap that I have to figure out how to make it look nice.



04:00AM | 06/12/01
Member Since: 03/13/00
1678 lifetime posts
The chair rail will surely bend 3/8-inch to accomodate the curved wall. As to the cabinet; if you hadn't noticed the problem before now, it shouldn't trouble you in the future. Why not leave it as is?


01:38AM | 02/13/14
my walls are not painted. the contractor applied the chair rail to the sheet rocked walls. can the chair rail be removed then remounted straight filling in the gaps with caulking?

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07:00PM | 04/03/14
Member Since: 11/15/13
173 lifetime posts
I am not sure what your reason is for removing the chair rail.
But, yes you could remove it with a pry bar. Be care, only pry where the studs are so you don't punch a hole in the drywall.
A good method is to position a piece of 1/4 plywood or a shim behind bar against the drywall.
If the contractor used a nailer, the nails will probably pull right. To prevent damaging the trin, pull any nails back through the trim using a pair of pliers.
Hope this helps
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