I'd like to install wainscoting in our dining room, however the two entry ways that lead to/from the room do not have door trim. I'm wondering if I should add trim around the doors or if there's a proper way to terminate the wainscoting so that it looks good?
I'll be using 1/4" maple plywood for the paneling and some sort of chair rail.
Without seeing the room I would just be taking a shot in the dark. It depends on whether it is an outside or inside corner. Can you terminate it with a piece of chair rail verticle that is mitered to the top rail. Sort of picture framed design. If the chair rail is not what you want then check for other molding style that would go with your chair rail. I had one wall in my house that I used chair rail and molding seperated by a 6" tile between the two. I just 45'd it back to the corner on the location but then again I didn't use wainscot and it was an outside corner of a hallway opening.This message has been edited. Last edited by: redoverfarm,
Best locations are to terminate into a door trim or at an inside / outside corner. You can end it anywhere else as stated above by using an edge trim or turning the chairrail downwards but sometimes that can look a bit odd.