Re: Capping a half wall
To make this a little more clear, you need your top plate to be the thickness of the wall, plus the thickness of the trim on both sides of the wall, plus your added overhang. You calculate the end overhang the same way to have an even reveal on all three sides.
Originally Posted by jkirk
As for the profile treatment, bullnose is pretty typical, as is a rounded top edge and an ogee bottom edge. I recommend cutting a few sample pieces and see which you like best. If you're using a decorative trim for the apron, then a more decorative profile on the top plate may be in order (1/4 round/ogee ). If you're using squared stock for the apron, then a basic bullnose will suffice.
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