Looking for some ideas/options on capping some wainscoting I installed. I suppose I could just go to the yard and pick some factory stuff out, but I thought there might be some more creative approaches. Please share your ideas, usual (or unusual) practices, etc.
This is a bathroom–wainscoting is on two walls, runs about four feet up the wall. Used 1 x 6-inch white pine beadboard milled locally. Finished clear–house has natural, somewhat rustic look.
Sheetrock above is half inch, wainscoting is fastened directly to studs and blocking, so wainscoting stands 1/4″ proud of the rock. 1/2″ gap between top of wainscoting and the bottom of the rock.
Wife wanted wide cap to place things on, but I think that’ll look silly and stuff will just get knocked on the floor. What’s a traditional width? I was thinking 1 1/2″ or 2″ at the most.
Also, there’s one window, casing is 1×4 white pine flush with sheetrock, which means casing is 1/2″ proud of wainscoting. What’s a good detail for where the cap meets the leg casing? Seems like it should extend a tad over the casing with a mitered return to hide the end grain?
Thanks for the ideas.