I am putting up the picture rail which was removed way back.
i saw an item once where instead of mitre joints a coping saw was used to
join at inside corners. so 1 piece is left uncut and the other laid over it
to make a clean joint.
any hints or diagrams would be of use.
Basically, you put one piece up along a wall, butting up to the neighbouring
wall. Then offer the piece that goes on this next wall up to the first piece
and scribe a line that's parallel to the convolutions in the first piece.
Then cut along that line and you should end up with a piece that fits the
convolutions in the first piece.
i just could not remember the parallel bit but now it all comes flooding
I used zinc coated woodscrews & raw plugs to hold up some 10 years ago and
overfilled with filler. I don't trust No More Nails. is that the best bet
for making sure it stays up?
===============An easier way of fixing is 'hammer fixings'. See:
You can buy these from your local B&Q, Wickes, etc. if you don't want to
order from Screwfix.
As far as the corners are concerned, the method described by other posters
(scribing and cutting) is a bit fiddly and can leave unsightly gaps to be
filled unless you're very careful. Simple mitres are much easier to do
especially on narrow sections like picture rail even if the corners are not
I would tend to agree. I used the scribing and coping saw method for 7" high
skirting which is harder to get a nice mitre on with a hand saw. As stated,
with the smaller section of picture rail mitres would be easier. Also the
scribing and coping method is quite tricky when the walls meet at 45 or 135
going for mitre as it worked well in the last 2 rooms i did (mostly 45
internal but a few externals and the 100+ was fun).
1 wall has a 2 foot wide chamfered wall for no reason i can see!
are your walls nice and flat? ours have 100 years of abuse and without
re-doing the plastering will cause some springiness in the rails. which on a
test run 1 end popped up after around 2 weeks. it was no more nails but not
sure if solvent based variety.
my walls are 70 years old too, i found that the solvent based stuff, is good
for uneven walls (good build up)
you can probably complement the rail with nails where necessary, i used
nails to hold up the rail while it was setting,
you can get various strenghts of no more nails too
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