Our laundry room has been overwhelming
us Charlie so I wanted to make some progress in the clutter and finishing.
For years it has needed both baseboard and chair rail trim. I was reluctant to make a final decision on the chair rail.
The baseboard is going to be the same as in the rest of the house: 1 by 4 lumber topped with an ogee and a piece of shoe molding in front.
I knew I wanted the chair rail to be a 1 by 4 with a piece of cove molding under.
I wasn’t sure what to do on top. First I tried ogee which just didn’t look right. Our judge’s rail in the dining room has a small right-angle ledge (see above).
I decided to add a 1 by 2 (1.5 inches wide) on edge to the top of the 1 by 4 in the laundry room.
This profile of trim will be used around the entire room.
In order to hang up and utilize the top of the hutch (that we separated from its base when we built the linen closet in the master hall) we wanted to hang it on the wall.
We added 2 by 4 spacers on the back of the cabinet to compensate for the 1 by 2 on top of the chair rail.
The cabinet was screwed through its back, through the 2 by 4s, into a stud with long screws.
A nice clean corner and a trim decision helps to finish the laundry room. I’ll check our supplies and see when we can finish.
What horizontal surface are you clearing up?