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Install picture rails

Posted by Jason B.

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Malvern East VIC, Australia

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Sunday, 3rd Sep 2017
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Install timber picture rails to 2 rooms - hallway and a lounge room.

Wall is lathe and plaster and in good condition having been recently replastered and painted.

Lounge Room is 4.4m x 4.7m with a fireplace projecting 400mm on one wall and 1.6m long,

Hallway is approx 8.8m long x 1.5m wide with a arch half and a small dog leg 1.5m long.

Timber picture rails are Victorian style. They are painted. The picture rails are 5.4m long and there are 9 quantity. It will be possible to use single lengths on all sections.

Tasks required:
- measure wall lengths
- cut timber lengths to size, Mitreing all corners.
- Find centres of timber studs using small drill holes to find the stud centres.
- Affix to wall with grip-fill adhesive and screw fixings at approx 40cm at each stud. Use countersunk chipboard screws or similar. Do not use a hammer drill.

Picture rail height at approx 3m.

I can provide a 1.8m step ladder or an extension ladder.

Floor plan attached
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plan_picture_rails.pdf
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Jason B.poster
Thanks
Do you want the rail to be sealed for gaps where they meet the wall eg acrylic gap filler, because lathe and plaster is always a bit bumpy. I understand that you want then glued with adhesive filler. Also finding studs by drilling is a fiddle. I use a rare earth magnet but not that easy on lath.

Its probably worth a bit more than $120 worth considering that it is a two person job.

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Hi Jason , I am happy to compile a quote for you. Are the rails to be timber or painted finish ?
Jason B.poster
I have painted the rails (undercoat and top coat).
Ok , I will make an offer tomorrow Jason , cheers
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