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post #1 of 4 Old 07-01-2017, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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Plinth Blocks with waynescoating

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I am installing waynescoating in my dining room. I have 8ft ceilings. I am wrapping the walls with 1/4 plywood and then building my face frames with 1x material so that makes the total thickness from the wall 1 inch and my door casing is 1inch thick. So in order to have something for my base board to die into, I am adding a plinth block that is 1-1/2 inches. My question is:

1. Do I make my plinth block so it is a total of 4inches thick so I have a 1/4in reveal on both sides, leaving the plinth block flush with the door jam and then put a rabit on the plinth block so the 1x and plywood can die in behind the plinth block. Doing this would eliminate me having to cut the plywood to fit. Much quicker to run it through the router table and also give me a better finish.

2. Do I make a plinth bock 3-3/4inches so I have my plinth block flush with the door jam and flush with the edge of the door casing where the 1x and plywood would go.

3. Make my plinth block 3-1/2 inches so it is flush with the door cash on both side and leaves a 1/4 reveal from the door jam and the back of the door casing is flush so I simple but the 1x and plywood to the plinth block and door casing.

I have been reading and I am kind of at the opinion that there is no "correct" way to do it, but really what you like.

The other question that I have is the height plinth block. I am stuck between 7 or 7-1/2 inches. My baseboard is 5-1/4 and it has a profile on the top. My plinth block has a 1-5/8in profile on it and my thinking is I would like to have some "reveal" from the top of the baseboard's profile and the bottom of the plinth block's profile. Using the "golden rule" of making you plinth block 2x the width of your door casing, that puts me at 7in tall and it leaves probably about an 1/8in "reveal" from the baseboard and plinth block.

I think at the end of the day it all comes down to what you think looks best, but I am just looking for an opinion.
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I didn't say this, but my persona opinion on what I think would look the best would be making the plinth blok a total of 4 inches thinkin and rabbeting the back of the plinth block to accept the plywood and 1x material. Think that would give the look a plinth block was designed for.
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post #3 of 4 Old 07-01-2017, 06:37 PM
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Do you like blue eyes or green?

I suggest for this type of question ... wanting opinions, you mock up the various possibilities and post photos of them. You can then make a "POLL" question, "Do you like photo no. 1. etc.
It's just too difficult to visualize what you are describing, and for those of us who are "visual" types, it's next to impossible.
Just My Opinion... :smile3:

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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A plinth block is kind of old fashion. Will that style of woodwork go with your house. If you have a modern house it may not fit in and ruin the value of the house.
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