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Old 02-18-2018, 10:10 AM   #1
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I'll be installing painted chair rail soon in a hallway that extends into a foyer. Lots of doors involved.

What is your preferred method of ending the chair rail at the door casings? All the casing is stained and the chair rail will be painted. The chair rail has one rounded section that will be proud of the casing.

I have made straight cuts to the casing and back-beveled the proud portion and I have cut returns at each piece of casing.

What is your preferred method?
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Old 02-18-2018, 10:45 AM   #2
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Re: Ending Chair Rail Molding....


Back bevel. Painting the wall later with a return next to the casing sucks.

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Back bevel. Painting the wall later with a return next to the casing sucks.
I'll be painting all the walls and ceiling before the molding goes in.

Older couple...probably last re-paint job they will see.

But yes, I agree...pita.
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I assume no chair rail backer since it's not mentioned? I've never done chair rail that didn't have backer. We would end the backer into the side of the casing and do a self return on the chair rail about 3/4" - 1" from the door casing.

If you don't have backer I guess I would do the back bevel but I don't like the look that I imagine either of those options to look like.
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No backer.

This is what will be installed.

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Then I would back cut/bevel on a 22.5 from the point that sticks proud of the casing.
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Re: Ending Chair Rail Molding....


Must be thin casing, you could add a back band to the casing. I hate clipping any trim and leaving exposed end grain...
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Re: Ending Chair Rail Molding....


I would make a straight cut and round over the part that sits proud to make it appear as a returned corner. Works for paint grade


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See this:

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I'm sorry, but that is ugly as sin,



Too much going on with those two moldings. maybe a plinth block would have looked better, not sure, but that doesn't do it for me personally.
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Re: Ending Chair Rail Molding....


The typical way of doing this is simply "ease the edge" from the protrusion point or keep back and cap it if there is backing like Big J's example.

Eased edge is common on the shoe, chair or plate rail moldings...and not the base molding unless it was improperly sized.
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Re: Ending Chair Rail Molding....


To me, this is an example of " less is more".

Sometimes the cleanest look is the best rout, regardless of what phobias a purist trim carpenter may have. The more you stack parts to the situation, the more it jumps out.

But the square portion, & clip it back at 30' or so. That is by far the cleanest, & best functionality way to do it, especially given that it is painted woodwork.
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Too much going on with those two moldings. maybe a plinth block would have looked better, not sure, but that doesn't do it for me personally.
Agreed to much going on there.
Some many variables and ill do different things dependung on orofile and projection. but with the molding your using ill usually just knock the cirner back on the saw and hit it with some sand paper. Like mentioned above less is more
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I'm not sure what kind of casing that is in the picture but its awful thin for any base or chair rail to terminate into...
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Re: Ending Chair Rail Molding....


Believe it or not, Iíve used my belt sander on chair rail to bevel the high side off at casing after itís installed.


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