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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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Measuring and Marking for a Stairwell

Hold a length of rail along the original guide line. Draw a line along the rail’s top edge, reaching at least as far as the vertical mark. The original line is at the base of the chair rail.

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