Installing Wainscoting

This step-by-step guide teaches how to install wainscoting and includes a list of required materials and tools.
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The typical height for wainscoting is 32 to 36 inches up from the floor or about one-third of the height of the wall. A good way to cap the panel is with a chair rail. For a more dramatic look, run the wainscoting two-thirds of the way up the wall and top it with a picture rail.

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