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Not bad, but I would have moved or changed the size of the air registers and I am not sure I like the way the chair rail is... Don't like the colors either... Why is there a paslode AND compressor in that room? You skills with wood workering do look nice in the photos, so I give you props none the less!
 

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very nice... how much was that panel moulding per lin. ft?
its a 2 piece build, each was $1.02 ln ft, but the inside one had to be ripped down to half an inch.

not bad, but I can't stand those fugly colours
Colors are not that bad, the pictures are crappy and make it look way worse. The carpet throws it all of, they need hardwood to tie it together.

Not bad, but I would have moved or changed the size of the air registers and I am not sure I like the way the chair rail is... Don't like the colors either... Why is there a paslode AND compressor in that room? You skills with wood workering do look nice in the photos, so I give you props none the less!
The registers were unavoidable, change size maybe..but not move. What don't you like bout the chair rail? Issue with the paslode and compressor - paslode was there as a back up, and found its way into the room with a trip of other tools.
 

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Great workmanship, - - just a few things. I think the stile and rail sections should have been a bit wider, - - and also the panel sections look long.

Shorter sections would get you closer to that golden rectangle (a ratio of approximately 8/13) look that tends to please the eye the most.

Just a friendly critique, - - it's still a beautiful job . . . :thumbsup:
 

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Oh, and on another glance, - - wainscoting generally looks better if it intersects the window/windows, rather than go clear under them. Gives more of a built-in effect to the eye. And the wainscoting does appear a little low to eye, anyway, - - what height is it??
 

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Very nice looking job.:thumbsup:
 

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The registers were unavoidable, change size maybe..but not move. What don't you like bout the chair rail? Issue with the paslode and compressor - paslode was there as a back up, and found its way into the room with a trip of other tools.
They are not too bad to move around, esp if you call in an HVAC guy. I am not crazy with the way the chair rail sits on the top rail of the wainscot or how it self returns ontop of the wainscot... I am not say it is shoddy work or anything, I think you did nice work, I am just not a fan of the way that looks. I personally would have self returned the chair onto the casing, and the left corner, I am not sure, I might have turned it around the corner and self returned ontop of the side of the MDF...something. I just feel the proportions are off now b/c the chair rail should flair out at the top not keep everything linear like it is. Looking at the rooom, I just might have suggested to leave this wall blank.... Or maybe the room needed taller base so you could make the air registers part of the base molding, there are a few things...



 

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Unavoidable due to cost, it just wasn't in the budget for the job.
Any suggestions on how to deal with the chair?
I edited my post a few times as more ideas hit me...so I am not sure what you read and didn't read.

I am not crazy with the way the chair rail sits on the top rail of the wainscot or how it self returns ontop of the wainscot... I am not say it is shoddy work or anything, I think you did nice work, I am just not a fan of the way that looks. I personally would have self returned the chair onto the casing, and the left corner, I am not sure, I might have turned it around the corner and self returned ontop of the side of the MDF...something. I just feel the proportions are off now b/c the chair rail should flair out at the top not keep everything linear like it is.

Some good books to read up on are "Finish Carpentry" by Gary Katz and "New Decorating with Architectural Trimwork" by Jay Silber


I can't find any photos of what I am talking about, but this is sorta it.. I know it is a differnt style, but see how that cap for the chair rail terminates ONTOP of the casing?



Look close, you can see the part of the chair that is proud of the casing returning ontop of the casing, this is how I do it.

 

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Dan, please post the panel profile number (i.e. WM163) and which you cut by 1/2"

It's hard to get around the register on the outside wall corner, but he one by the interior door, a taller bottom panel may have looked better and allowed the full trim effect to be seen.

Nice looking finished product :thumbsup:
 
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