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Casing and Chair rail
11 Oct

Casing and Chair rail

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A chair rail is a molding that is mounted around the perimeters of rooms for keeping walls from unsafe chair backs. At times they are often known as dado rails since the lower part of wall space is called dado in standard architecture language. In recent times, chair rails started to be used as an ornamental element to many rooms. This approach has become very common and is now used in many more contemporary homes. Consequently, this has created a wide selection of styles that fits any design. Chair rail molding is usually installed about one 3rd up the height of your wall surface.

Adding chair rail molding is simple to do and is a good way to design a room in the house. Chair rail comes in various designs and sizes. It could be made of either solid wood or artificial materials, like polyurethane. Artificial chair rail is much more flexible than wood, making it a good option for uneven walls. The primary and main basic choice is the size of the chair rail. Do not forget that if your rail will be to perform a reasonable, protecting aspect it should not be so narrow that it does not protect the wall from chair backs. Also slender a rail in a bigger room furnished with grand set furnishings could look too meaningless and frail for the set-up it is installed in.

Color and design can bring an additional size to one’s own chair molding. Chair molding is often painted white against a different background, or is shaded a light color against a white or ecru shaded background. In some cases, an intense, bold color can spark up the personality of a room. In short, all chair rail suggestions you are exploring must keep in mind the room where they are meant to go. Designs may clash leading to something that will not look good in any way. Thus, you may want to see what the final result would appear to be before deciding on your choice.

Larger rooms have bigger parts of walls. In this situation, you must splice more pieces of chair rail than usual. Obviously this requires more work and effort. In this kind of work, expertise will come very handy. It may be a do it yourself task but do not hesitate to use a contractor if you don't know what to do. If you choose to go at it yourself, you would be happy to know that there are lots of instructional materials offered. These will work as step by step instructions for your woodwork project. Every detail you will need for this project is outlined in great depth to make things go easily.

There are many ways to configure the moldings you can use. A chair molding can be cut to size using a miter power tool and combined to fill corners. Otherwise, you can use some corner blocks to make straight butt joints. How you do that is entirely up to you.

If you would like to spice up your living area, fitting a chair rail can be the solution. These serve both aesthetic and practical purpose which makes them a worthy investment.