Architectural Columns and Rails

Build columns, add chair rails and hang picture plate plate rails for extra details around your home.

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Columns

1. Cut plywood into the desired column width and height and attach together to make a long box.

2. Add crown molding that's cut at a 45-degree angle. Keep in mind that it must be flipped over when mitering (pretend the base of the saw represents the ceiling).

3. Finish with decorative beading a few inches below the molding.

Chair Rails

1. To end a chair rail at a window, cut trim at a 45-degree angle.

2. Cut another piece in the opposite matching angle and remove just the angle portion. Attach it to the end with glue.

Picture and Plate Rails

1. Turn a piece of baseboard molding upside down and attach decorative trim to the top. Allow a space for picture hooks or plates.

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