Level of Difficulty: Intermediate Do-It-Yourselfer – Moderate
Completion Time: Week-end Project
Chair and picture rails are interior mouldings that have both functional and decorative appeal. The chair rail creates a buffer between the wall’s finish and the chair’s posts, so the backs of chairs, or other furniture, don’t damage the wall surface. For aesthetic purposes, a chair rail can cover the top edge of wainscoting or wall panelling. It can also be installed as a border to other wall decorations. Picture rails are useful for supporting pictures or simply as a decorative addition to the wall. They have to be mounted securely to carry the weight.
Both mouldings are easy to install with proper tools and a little patience.
- Mitre saw or Mitre box with saw
- Mitre saw cutting supports, or Saw horses
- Caulking gun
- Tape Measure
- Hammer or Power nailing gun
- Stud finder
- Coping saw
- Round file
- Chair rail
- Wall panel adhesive
- Paintable caulking
- Finishing nails or Power brad Nailer