Last week we wrote a post, a “how-to” if you will, sharing a customer’s experience of installing our Click Rail Track behind classic crown molding. As a follow up, we wanted to share with you how the same can be done in a less ornate manner by changing the molding profile.
This photo shows how a Hawaiian customer, Kauai Organic Farms, installed Click Rail Track behind rectilinear finish carpentry. This is very reminiscent of the Arts & Crafts style, or Prairie style. But, please do not miss the detail executed in the craftsmanship. Note how the design includes dovetail joinery at the ends of the wall trim. Also note how it is not simply nailed to the wall with nail holes filled to match the stained wood finish. Instead the carpenters plugged the hardware holes with oversized plugs of the same wood species. Any designers out there paying attention? This is good stuff! Not only was the hanging system track hidden from view, but the “hiding” was done in a way that allowed preferred design elements to embellish the space.
However, the same treatment, perhaps with a different finish, would make the carpentry and hanging system appear quite contemporary. The key observation is that designers can mask or integrate hanging systems into most any design.
There is another approach we would like to share with you. We have found a particular wood trim millworks that supplies a trim that fits over Click Rail very nicely. That wood mill is Algonquin Direct and can be found at www.algonquindirect.com. These moldings are the real deal and are nothing but the finest stain grade moldings in old world quality. Specifically you would want to review their profile #AR517.
It is available in Oak, Maple, Yellow Birch, Poplar and Knotty Pine. Though this is “sold” as a chair rail, we could see it located at old picture rail height (roughly 7’ off the floor), similar to the other application shown above. Or it could be used as a minimalist crown molding. The interesting observation common to the above Arts & Crafts treatment and this profile from Algonquin is that the track is completely hidden in a rabbit behind the molding. This makes installation much easier since the profile lays flat against the wall and thus avoids compound miter cuts – a real time saver.
It is important to note that hiding the track completely, even making it shy at the bottom edge of the molding is only made possible through the use of our uniquely designed Twist-End Cables. These allow the user to insert and remove a cable anywhere along the track, even if the lower edge of the track is shy of the bottom of the molding. This makes for an extremely discreet presentation. While we used to ship what is commonly referred to as “Grip-End Cables” or “Cobra Cables”, we have migrated exclusively to Twist-Ends Cables. One of the benefits of Twist-End Cables is that they allow the track to be completely hidden, as in these applications. The other cable designs require the track’s lowest edge to be flush, or even proud of the bottom of any covering, such as a molding.
Regardless of which way you should choose to mount your hanging system, concealed or partially visible, accept no substitutes and Hang with the Best®.
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