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Chair rail height?

I'm going to install chair rail 35" from the floor. Did you install chair rail evenly around the entire theater or did you compensate for platforms and raise the trim from 35" from floor to 35" from riser also?

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I've done it both ways. It depends a bit on the overall look of the theater and whether continuous design lines looks better than stepped up lines. If you are going to step it up you should do it where there is a break in the wall like a column rather than doing it in the middle of an otherwise flat section of wall. If you have low ceiling heights, stepping it up will make the rear of the room feel more cramped.
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My ceiling is 8' tall with about a 12" riser. I drew the line evenly around the theater so I know where to paint and will probably just stick with that.

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I did mine evenly all the way around the room. I didn't follow any "standard" measurement, just what I thought looked nice.

Not sure if this helps you visualize it or not.

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I did the step up method with a break at the column.



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The real question: Is the chair rail functional or decorative? Are you moving chairs on the riser and needing to protect the wall?
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100% decorative for me. Just started pinting today so I still could change my mind....but I'm thinking I'll keep it even...maybe.. what you guys think?

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you will never finish that theater if you go pinting all day, I like the straight lines.

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I have low ceilings - just over 7' - so I kept my chair rails the same height all around. I'm about 31" from the carpet to the top of the chair rail. Based on a lot of research there isn't a hard and fast rule on height (about 28-32" from what I found) so I picked what felt right to me.


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The real question: Is the chair rail functional or decorative? Are you moving chairs on the riser and needing to protect the wall?
It's functional in my case, but not in the way you think. It's there to hide the transition from the black fabric to the red fabric. Without it, you'd see a million staples.

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I wanted the chair rail to be continuous without a break, but wanted a consistent height too. I did 28" around the room with a 7'9" ceiling.





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I wanted the chair rail to be continuous without a break, but wanted a consistent height too. I did 28" around the room with a 7'9" ceiling.
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I like your color choice. Purple and black was my other choice.
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Constant height here - following the steps.
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Now I'm considering raising the chair rail up with the riser. Only thing about mine is it wouldn't be a smooth transition since I have columns on the steps. One side of the column would be 35" from the floor and the other would be 35" from the riser....how would that look?

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I like your color choice. Purple and black was my other choice.



Thanks, I tried to match the burgundy and brown from Acoustimac's DMD material...

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Now I'm considering raising the chair rail up with the riser. Only thing about mine is it wouldn't be a smooth transition since I have columns on the steps. One side of the column would be 35" from the floor and the other would be 35" from the riser....how would that look?
Get some painter's tape on the wall and see for yourself!
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After thinking about it, I'll probably keep it even. If I did a hard transition at the column, the chair rail would be all uneven and wouldn't look right.

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