Adding bolection molding to wainscoting
Hey guys, i have some questions about adding some bolection molding to the wainscoting in my house. In my living room I have a wall of floor to ceiling wainscoting and a half wall of wainscoting. The wainscoting is made of hard maple that is 13/16" thick x 4" wide stiles and rails (the bottom rail is 6" wide) with no panel in the middle, just drywall in the squares with everything painted white. I want to add some 1/4" flat panels in the squares and would like to trim it out with bolection molding. My real preference would be to add some MDF raised panels but that isn't practical at the moment.
I have been looking at bolection molding locally but most of it seems to be only 3/4" thick. It is my understanding that the bolection molding would have to have a rabbit or dado cut into the back of it so that it would set down on the edge of the 13/16" stiles and rails, but, with the stiles and rails being 13/16" thick, how would I have enough thickness in the molding to rabbit out if the molding is only 3/4" thick? The flat panels that I am going to add to the inside of the squares is 1/4" thick, so would that be 13/16" - 1/4" = 9/16"? Would that, (9/16"), be the necessary depth of the rabbit/dado on the back of th bolection molding?
I would be forever grateful for any advice/suggestions and opinions that you guys could offer me!