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canuk
Re: Preferred height of chair rail
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I should have started with your guys projects and learned from all my mistakes
before starting my own!! :)

LOL .... that's the way ... practise on someone else's ;)

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Canuk doesn't have a shot at getting me up there until his temps don't start with a "-". :eek:

Geez ... it only hurts for the first five minutes or so .... then the numbness sets in it's all OK :eek: :D

A. Spruce
Re: Preferred height of chair rail
bp21901 wrote:

I should have started with your guys projects and learned from all my mistakes before starting my own!!

Canuk doesn't have a shot at getting me up there until his temps don't start with a "-". If you're temps are warmer than here right now (low 50's today) you have a chance!

Why not, that's how canuk got his start ... ;):p

We're in the upper 60's now-a-days, factoring wind chill probably about 72! :p (no minus sign around these parts)

canuk wrote:

Geez ... it only hurts for the first five minutes or so .... then the numbness sets in it's all OK

LOL Ya know, it's just WRONG when body parts start falling off! :eek::D

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Preferred height of chair rail

When you get to my age, you don't need cold for body parts to fall off.:eek:
Jack

bp21901
Re: Preferred height of chair rail

Got the last of the tile installed. Went with the border design at the door trim on the one end. The "decorating committee" has this under review at the moment so it may change before grouting. It could go back to having the diagonals dead end into the door trim.

Won't get to the grouting until next week so no more pics for a while.

canuk
Re: Preferred height of chair rail

Good stuff ... are you planning grout between the tile and the door trim ?

canuk
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LOL Ya know, it's just WRONG when body parts start falling off!

That's why everyone around these parts are nicknamed ...Lefty.:D :p :D

A. Spruce
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For what it's worth, I think you made the right choice with dead-ending with trim tile. If you can envision scabs of tile filling that space, I think you'll agree that the trim is indeed the right choice.

You might take a piece of scrap door trim and overlay it on the field tile to simulate what the look of the scab cuts will look like, to get an idea of which the interior decorator will like better. I personally don't like the look of tile cuts because the edges are not rounded like a normal field tile are, and the cuts tend to be a bit jagged, further diminishing the aesthetics.

You're doing a great job, btw. :cool:

canuk
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It does finish the top line from the cabinet nicely.:cool:

A. Spruce
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canuk wrote:

Good stuff ... are you planning grout between the tile and the door trim ?

With trim tile I vote no, use caulk instead. With scab cuts, yes, and it will also need to be followed with caulk or the crack between the door trim and tile will reappear and show.

canuk
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That's my thoughts as well.

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