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Chair rail

Posted by Henry in MI on September 27th, 2000 06:34 PM
In reply to Chair Rail Corner Finish by JOE on September 27th, 2000 06:16 PM [Go to top of thread]

Joe, I guess that I have been lucky always having a door frame or something to "stop" the chair rail but I believe the the following is right. Cut the long piece with a 45 degree miter with the long point equal to the "end" of the wall and install this. Cut a small triangular piece with a 45 degree miter on one end and a 90 degree cut on the other end and a total length of the piece equal to the thickness of the chair rail. This is kind of hard to describe but it is similar to the way you put a return on the end of a stair handrail. or finish the apron under a window. Glue the short piece in. Putting a nail in it will surely split such a small piece. Be careful making the cut on the small piece. Cutting short pieces can get pretty scary.

Good luck and be safe
Henry in MI

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