I have a 1935 Storybook style house, wood lathe and plaster. I pryed off all the old gunky painted pine picture rail and want to put up new pine picture rail. It's purchased, cut to fit, stained, and poly'd. Now all I have to do is hang it up. Question is how to hang to make sure nothing falls off the walls. I'm guessing a stud finder is going to be my friend here. Are finishing nails suitable? Should one nail go into every stud? I want to make sure nothing falls off the wall. I will be hanging this about a half inch below a concave crown moulding the way the one I took off was. Thanks for the help!
EDIT: Some google searching turned up someone that said to use liquid nails first, set the moulding, then come back with a nail gun to shoot it into the studs. Some houses apparently had double 2X4s running horizontal around the perimeter of the crown moulding areas so that you could hang picture rail strongly. Any ideas if a 1935 house would have had these?