plate rail

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plate rail, plaque rail

A narrow shelf or rail along the upper part of the walls of a room, grooved to hold chinaware plates or decorations.
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14 Draw horizontal marks around the room and add the plate rail following the details in Figure A.
* Boards: 1x4s for stiles, door and window casings, and plate rails ($1.50 per linear ft.); 1x6s for the top rail and to be ripped into 1-3/8 in.
Insulating bark PAS-30 3 hole plated connections rails type 49 E1 - 4 plastic sleeves rail - 6 plastic sleeves for connection - 12 pieces, plastic intermediate plate rail type 49E1 - 1 metal washer - 6.
A plate rail keeps the antique collector in the family happy.
It is impressively panelled and also retains the original plate rails, fireplace with panelled over mantel and turned columns, fitted double cloaks cupboard, as well as ceiling beams and a deep original bay window with stained glass leaded lights to the front.
Sambourne installed chair and plate rails to divide the walls of every room into the obligatory dado-filling-frieze triad.
Window seats and bookcases had been town out, redwood paneling covered with gypsum board, windows closed up or rescaled, and plate rails and other Craftsmanera details obliterated.