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bwright

02:42PM | 06/11/01
Member Since: 06/10/01
8 lifetime posts
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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.

Thanks,
Bruce

rpxlpx

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?

BV003246

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?

David, Moderator

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
David
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