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I am perplexed... we want to add a chair rail to the great room so that I have the option of painting the walls a different color at top and at bottom (ligher on top, darker at bottom) This room has a cathedral ceiling and I wonder if the chair rail should be higher then 36" or if that would look dumb placing it above the height of the sofa and other chairs.  Please help!

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Normally people will have the chair rail close to the top of their sofa and thats around 36".

Here are some example images
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ali5ter/46293200/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/smithrandy/298595834/
http://www.cautelarealty.com/images/custom_cape_f144_lr.jpg

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