Chair rails that are installed along the wall are first used to prevent the back of your chair from colliding with the smooth walls in the dining room, space where the chair keeps flipping around the table. As time goes by, this chair rail loses its glory and turns into wallboard and a formal dining room that loses its appeal. However, in recent years, the seat rails have come along with traditional decorative trims that have attracted attention with their uniqueness, with groin trim, high baseboard, and also crown moldings, the seat rails have again made a decoration break for any home design.
Install The Chair Rail For A Classic Impression In The Room
Printed seat rails that are easy to install, and have many style variants make the seat rails of choice when decorating your home. You can use a back seat rail with these considerations:
Height of Your Chair Rails
For more effective installation, you must determine how high the chair rails you can install in your room. At the time the chair rails were used as a backrest from the chair, so many people installed the rails as high as the “chair backs”. However, nowadays the chair rails change the function from the chair support and now tend to be used as a design element of a decoration aimed at protecting your wall. The height of the seat rails is now divided into several perspectives, namely:
- On the floor; In a room that has a height of 8 feet, you can try to give the height of the rail between a height of 30-48 inches above your floor. However, in general, you will get the height of the rail between 32-35 inches from your floor.
- Relatively; However, basically not all ceilings have a height of 8 inches, right? There is even a ceiling that has a height of up to 12 feet. So, to overcome this you can try rail height as high as 47 or 48 inches. You can place your rails in one-third of the height of your wall. Example: If you have a room with a height of 10 feet (120 inches), then you can place the chair rails at a height of 40 inches above your floor.
In the dining room, the chair rail will function as it used to protect the walls from the scratches of your dining chair. And installing a chair rail in your dining area actually manages to protect the wall from the back of a chair that can scratch your wall. You can use the classic function of this chair rail in your dining room by installing a chair rail at the height of your chair’s back, for the dining room you can use the classic rules of the chair rail function. However, for other rooms, you can follow the tips above for the decoration function in your room.
Chair rails are a fun DIY project because you only need a few tools for mounting rails, and surely you have this tool in your home. This project is a project that will give you satisfaction in investing in simple decorations for your material and installation.
Although sometimes the molds of chair rails can be a decoration that costs you a little, this project is not entirely expensive. In this case, you will not waste this decoration with a wrong installation.
To load an impression of contrast in the room, before installation you can paint your chair rails for easy color rendering. This method is better than when you try to paint the rail after completing an installation.
Tools that you must prepare during installation
- Mold rails
- measuring tape
- Chalk ruler
- Hammer and nails
- Wood putty
Seat Rail Installation
- Give a sign to make it easier for you to find the top of the chair rail mold. You can find them at 32 and 36 inches from the floor. Also, make an identical sign that you can find at the opposite end
- Then you can use your chalk to line up the mark to show the top of your chair rails to make it more fitting.
- Take the Electronic Stud to find the position of the wall stud vertically that intersects your chalk reference line. Use lines on the points, in pencil. You can find studs in 16-17 inches from the middle.
- Cut the chair railing molds to match the first wall. You can use one single mold to cover all parts of your wall. Or maybe you need two pieces? So you can use a scarf connection that has a beveled edge up to 45 degrees and the two pieces meet in the middle. Each end you have to cut a square at 90 degrees to make adjacent walls tightly.
- Nail your first part to the wall, push the brads with the completion of your wall nails on your climbing. If you use a hammered nail and a nail, use your hammer to crush the head of your nail to the bottom of the wooden surface. Cut your chair rails thin, and if it is hardwood, you can drill a hole in advance to make the nails do not destroy your wood.
- Repeat ways 1 to 5 for wall mounting on the other side of your room.
- For the remaining wall, you can repeat this process. However, for each end of your mold cut on the contour to adjust to the adjacent mold using a retaining saw.
- Use your putty to fill the hole.