Chair rail

Chair rail

A horizontal wood strip affixed to a plaster wall at a height that prevents the backs of chairs from damaging the wall surface.

chair rail

A horizontal strip usually of wood, affixed to a plaster wall at a height which prevents the backs of chairs from damaging the wall surface.
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There, we'll hang your soppy hat on the nail, put your jacket over the chair rail, an' then you turn your back to the stove an' dry yourself good.
Some of the other many highlights include wood floors, chair rail, cabinetry, a large front porch, rear deck, and an asphalt paved drive.
Alternatively, break up a solid-color wall with a decorative belt of crown molding or chair rail.
She painted wide stripes along the walls to achieve that look, while beefing up the existing chair rail with trim and panels for balance.
Make a room feel taller by placing a chair rail -- the moulding used to prevent the backs of chairs from rubbing against the wall -- one-third of the way up from the floor.
At 111 South Harrison Street, an approximately 70-year-old building with 86 apartments, we installed a new roof, chair rail moldings in its hallways, and new elevator cabs.
He stripped the sheetrock and added a new chair rail for a one-of-a-kind wainscoting.
The suites feature cultured stone fireplaces and stone hearths, wood trim base, chair rail and crown moulding that mimic the original trim, solid wood doors, custom cabinetry and plush carpeting.
A handrail, resembling a designer chair rail, runs around the entire room and is even incorporated into the design of the customized divider.
Perhaps an accent wall would work or just paper the walls above the chair rail.
The white maple paneling that accents the first floor walls becomes chair rail skirting on the second and third floors.