"general" wainscoting dimensions?
I think there is no absolute answer, but I dont want to eyeball it and end up way out in left field.
Attached a sketch with dimensions listed.
I read the total height should be 1/3rd the heigh of the wall between 30 and 36". I have 8' ceilings which puts it at 32".
Ive guesstimated 6" for rails and stiles.
from left to right
Option 1. no baseboard moulding. I dont think I like that...
Option 2. 6" rails, with the 4.25" baseboard moulding it leaves only 1.75" of bottom stile.
option 3. 10" bottom rail to compensate for baseboard moulding.
What do you think? Im leaning to option 2, but maybe I should go somewhere between 6 and 10" for the bottom stile? Or what dimensions do you use?
I am cognizant of the fact that 6" is not an ideal width for 48" sheets, 5.75 or 7.75 would be a more efficient use of material. Maybe thats my answer to go with 7.75... or else the next divisor is 12".
Last edited by bauerbach; 01-10-2015 at 10:46 PM.