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Installing a Decorative Rail Down a Staircase

Learn how to install chair-rail style molding in a stairwell.

Excerpted from Do It Yourself Home Improvement

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Installing the Rail in a Room

First, install the chair rail in the room adjacent to the stairwell. Draw a level guide line around the room at the height where you want the lower edge of the rail—often 3 feet (1 m) from floor level.

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