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spata20

06:44AM | 11/04/05
Member Since: 11/03/05
2 lifetime posts
Hello - I've just installed a chair rail and baseboards and now would like to install panel molding.

My question is this, the one wall is 145" and the other is 105." How do I calculate spacing between frames, the width of each frame and the space between the wall and the first frame?

If I'm being trivial, I apologize, this is a first for me.

Kate2005

04:43AM | 11/11/05
Member Since: 11/10/05
5 lifetime posts
A few rules and tips:

- Panels opposite each other shoulld be exactly the same size, an exact mirror image.

- Not all panels have to be the same size. Consider a large center panel (for a mirror or art) with smaller side panels

- Be consistent between panels. 3-6" depending on the size of the molding, etc. Use blue tape to get a nice proportion

- "Cheat" your numbers at door openings or windows. Where there is molding, you can cheat further away, where there is not molding, you can cheat closer.

- Odd numbers of panels are better than even

- start in the center and work your way out

Good luck! Wish I knew more and could be more helpful.


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