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Posted by pb on March 20th, 2001 01:06 AM
In reply to how high for wainscotting by Bruce on March 19th, 2001 02:14 AM [Go to top of thread]

A much more common height for wainscotting is approximately 42". Its traditional function was to protect the lower part of the wall from abuse by furniture, and to serve as a backdrop to complement furniture. 32" wouldn't serve these functions and would, I think, look awkwardly low. Set it where you like the look, after also considering what furniture will be in the room, window locations,avoiding light switches, etc.

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