antique picture rail hooks and moldingTraditional & Victorian Styles

There’s no better way to rearrange your pictures with every passing fancy than with a functional picture rail molding.

The sheer variety of picture hanging cords and beautiful antique replica hardware hooks available today is nearly overwhelming, and collecting them is almost reason enough to install your own picture rail.


[This is part of Our Molding Makeover series.]

That’s how Jennifer got hooked on moldings in the first place.  I installed a two-piece design in her entry hall with no plans to do anything other than paint the rest of the house any other color but white.

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Materials Needed to Make this Picture Rail Molding

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A traditional picture rail molding profile.

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picture rail molding poplar


PM-001 (Optional)

This second piece you can call the collar or even the architrave for this design.

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picture rail molding detail

$0.62/8′ stick

I’ve an entire installation sequence to post on this page at a later date.  But I thought you’d at least like to have some information about his beautiful molding treatment in the mean time.

Cheers, Ken