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August 30, 2012
rbthat wrote:
the base board is it installed by building it up? quarter round on the bottom 5'' flat board and a 1/4'' small
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Nice work for that room ! but im seeing alot of comments about sizing of trim. It seems as though the golden ratio has been forgotten. The Greeks discovered the secret,they called it "The Golden Mean or ratio". It says that you should think in percentages for color, mass, and even texture.
You should have about 70% of any one thing; 25% of a related thing, and just 5% of a contrasting thing. Two quantities are said to be in the Golden ratio, if "the whole is to the larger as the larger is to the smaller". Equivalently, they are in the golden ratio if the ratio of the larger one to the smaller one equals the ratio of the smaller one to their difference.
A great architectural example is the parthenon basically the golden rectangle like a credit card phi on one side 1 on the other... a geometric example would be the pythagorean theorem, the square of the hypotenuse is equal to the square of the opposite two sides (if memory serves me?
Anyway, you can work with those numbers as you see fit, for example take the total area of the walls and divide. Walls=70%
Openings=25% Trims=5% Or you can take the height of the walls, 8' divide that by 5% you'll get 4.8 so a 4 1/2 crown? All this flies in the face of the (7%) solution i've been hearing about. Bottom line if you like it, isn't that really all that maters?
    Bookmark   February 4, 2014 at 8:07AM
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Our website might be of some use to you for different styles of baseboard, base caps, as well as base shoes. You can search by size to find what your looking for very easily. You will feel like a kid in a candy store
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December 24, 2012
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August 29, 2012
marcib222 wrote:
Are the shelves glass with a wood trim? Or completely wood?
July 20, 2012
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Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to How to Size Interior Trim for a Finished Look
The 7 percent solution. When sizing a baseboard in a traditional-style home, a good starting point is to use a ratio of 7 percent. So if your ceiling height is 8 feet high, try a baseboard that's about 7 inches tall.
Vanessa Brunner added this to 25 Most Bookmarked Remodeling Guides of 2012
4. How to Size Interior Trim for a Finished LookTrim is often subtle, unless it's done wrong. For Houzzers who love traditional, modern or contemporary looks, these guidelines offer trim recommendations and solutions for all home styles.

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“Openings=25% Trims=5% Or you can take the height of the walls, 8' divide that by 5% you'll get 4.8 so a 4 1/2 crown? All this flies in the face of the (7%)” “rule of thumb: 8 ft ceilings should have 7 inch baseboards” “Baseboard trim - 7% rule... Ex: 8ft. Ceiling, then 7in baseboard” “percent of ceiling height, so for 8' ceiling a baseboard thats 7" is about right” “a good starting point is to use a ratio of 7 percent. So if your ceiling height is 8 feet high, try a baseboard that's about 7 inches tall.” “a good starting point is to use a ratio of 7 percent. So if your ceiling height is 8 feet high, try a baseboard that's about 7 inches tall.” “a 7 percent ration of ceiling height”
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