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WAINSCOTING-101

Victorian Style, 1902

tall victorian wainscoting

This tall, painted wainscoting is located in the foyer of Arizona’s oldest and continuously operated hotel, the Copper Queen in Bisbee.

It is about 52″ high and painted this interesting two-tone paint scheme. The moldings inside the lobby, however, are still in their original stained finish.

If you’re in the mood to install a similar wainscoting somewhere in your home this weekend, then set up your laptop or tablet open to this page How to Install Tall WAINSCOTING-100 for About $10.33/ft, and get your tools ready because it’s not all that hard to do.

tall painted wainscoting

Use a simple panel molding of your choice inside the wainscoting panels.

The only difference between this wainscoting and WAINSCOTING-100 is the rail cap and the addition of a small panel molding inside the frames.  Here are some common panel moldings to look at >>

painted wainscoting

If you find yourself in southern Arizona some day, make sure you include a stop in Bisbee, not just to see the beautiful moldings in the Copper Queen Hotel, but to experience the entire town, the most beautiful and picturesque in all of Arizona!

My trip down to Bisbee was a spur of the moment thing, so I didn’t stay at the Copper Queen, nor any other hotel in Bisbee’s historic district, because every single room was booked.  Instead, I stayed a few minutes out-of-town at a quiet motel.

In the morning I drove to my intended destination, Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area (external link), to watch the thousands of sandhill cranes that roost there in the winter.  The sight of all those cranes was spectacular!

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