|Project by bluekingfisher||posted 08-13-2014 07:44 PM||1370 views||2 times favorited||14 comments|
Sometime ago SWMBO asked that is decorate the entrance and stair walls with some form of wainscotting and wood flooring Well, after several months I finally got around to completing it. The panelling was the most enjoyable, the painting of the panels walls ceilings, doors and other trim was the real pain. When just about she decided the newly painted walls made the old stair carpet look scruffy, so new stair capert was ordered. Anything for a quiet life!
Made entirely from 9mm MDF with the exception of the top rail which is laminated 18 & 12mm MDF with a bull nose cut with a router.
The many returns and condition of the walls was time consuming and challenging at times to install. I was determined to scribe the top rail to the walls therefore minimise the use of caulk or fillers.
The only issue I encountered is highlighted in photo 5. The rising top, or cap rail on the right would not meet the horizontal rail on the left
I spent more time than I wanted trying to figure out how to ensure the cap rails intersected too ensure a neat joint. What I should have done was, instead of the installing the top rail on a 35 degree incline I should made the return at the corner on the horizontal or same plane as the cap,rail on the left. I would only have needed to make the return 75mm or so. This would have made the joint between thie horizontal and the rising angle straightforward. What i idid however was to raise the height of the cap rail on the left by installing a 10mm MDF packer. You will notice an extra contour or profile beneath the left cap rail. The finial at the corner joint is my attempt at disguising the unattractive joint at the junction.
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