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.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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."
There is a hallway off the kitchen that has navy blue under chair rail and khaki above the chair rail.
Questioned by defence solicitor Brian McConnachie, she confirmed the prints were found on a "chair rail" for a chair lift.
- Additional note worthy features are crown molding, chair rail, decorative columns, hardwood flooring, covered front porch, rear deck, screen in-back porch, 2 zone AC, 2 heat pumps, gas fireplace and asphalt driveway.
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.
A bead-board wainscot (if appropriate for the home's design style) will integrate well with the chair rail and hold up to heavy traffic areas.
Whether you install crown molding, a chair rail, baseboard or other trim for a living or as a weekend warrior, a finish nailer can make the job a breeze and yield professional results.
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.