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kjdean47

04:04AM | 02/18/04
Member Since: 02/17/04
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I am doing a large project to install chair rail (with backer) and also picture frame moldings under the charir rail. As an example, I have a 125 inch wall with 26 inches between the bottom of the chair rail and the top of the baseboard.

I have selected to do five frames of 12" wide by 18" high with a 12 inch space between them, and 4" betwwn the top/bottom of frame and chairrail/baseboard. Also, on each end I have an 8" space until the next wall.

My question is: "Is this frame sizing and spacing okay? Are there any formal carpentry rules to follow here? Is there a reference book to use??

Help is greatly appreciated.

doug seibert

04:28PM | 02/20/04
Member Since: 08/10/02
843 lifetime posts
I would be tempted to increse the WIDTH of the frames........and make the spaces between panels smaller.......

What surface do you have to attach.....Plaster/drywall/some-thing-else?

I would make the frames and glue them to shape with a belt clamp........Then attach the frame as a unit to the wall........

kjdean47

08:10AM | 02/26/04
Member Since: 02/17/04
2 lifetime posts
Yes, I was a little concerned that the width of the frame at 12" and the spacing at 12" would be a little odd. I have a 3-to-2 proportionality with the frame height to width ratio. (18" to 12").

What if I went to an 8" spacing between the frames which would be a 3-to-2 proportionality to the width of the frame??

Also, I was planning to join each corner with elmers wood glue as well as a 1 1/4" senco air driven nail. I have a 90 degree angle picture frame vise from doing this 14 years ago in another house. I would complete the frame and then attach to the drywall with a 2" senco air driven nail as well as a bead of caulk in the center of the frame's entire perimeter.

I was also thinking of using that relatively new Black & decker laser light to maintain level and alignment. Your thoughts, please??



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