# wainscoting stairs question?

 Forum topic by EugdOT posted 12-12-2017 03:04 AM 4128 views 1 time favorited 17 replies
 EugdOT316 posts in 1435 days 12-12-2017 03:04 AM I am in the planning stages of wainscoting my foyer to the stairs to my upstairs. My wife and I feel its going to look best total height of 36 with the top chair rail considering we have 8 foot ceiling for most of the house. I have run into a mind block and trying to figure a simpler way. where the down stairs foyer meets the stairs is 44 inches because there is a step down that is 8 inches. the upstairs landing is going to be no more than 36 inches. The angle of the stair skirt is 135 from the top to the bottom. I can’t figure out the height of the wainscoting on the stairs to make a good transition. I assume the angle is going to be 67 1/2 on bends and rises. I tried to simulate different heights of lines from 36 inches tall to 31 inches tall and they all don’t make a smooth transition from the bottom of the stairs to the top of the landing. also trying to figure out what would look best on the area for the step down. I’m planning on doing the rails and stiles at 3.5 inches thick and the bottom rail at 8 1/2” and with the baseboard molding added to the it should give me a even 3.5 inches around each square. I did wainscoting before in a half bathroom but it was square and no elevation changes. That was a nice straightforward project. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.