December 14, 2015 2 min read
Handrails offer support when ascending and descending a staircase. They are the parallel lengths of wood or other material that are used as grasping points. Handrails are anchored by vertical posts known as newels posts or attached to the wall by handrail brackets.
StairPartsUSA.com features only the finest quality handrail. Unlike the handrails of our competitors, our staircase rails have no unsightly finger joints or butt joints. You will find that we offer most commonly requested wood species including Red Oak, White Oak, Brazilian Cherry, American Cherry, Maple, Hickory, Alder, Santos Mahogany, Sapele Mahogany and Black Walnut. If you are interested in a wood type not listed on our site, give us a call. We will do our very best to accommodate you. If you’re looking for quality, look no further.
Unlike many other producers, our handrails remain in the rack for 16 hours or longer. Once the handrail "blank" is removed from the rack, it is sent through a molder to create the handrail. This method eliminates unsightly finger joints and butt joints. Once the handrail is removed from the molder, it is again inspected, hand-sanded and boxed for shipment. Our American hand-crafted handrail is inspected at every step along the path to shipment. We also offer bending and plowed handrail.
Whether you are doing a post-to-post or over-the-post stair rail system, we offer a broad selection of post-to-post newels, box newels, and fittings to meet your needs.
We offer quality handrail in the following profiles:
In the 6010 Handrail Series, we offer fittings in American Cherry, Brazilian Cherry, Hickory, Maple, Red Oak, White Oak, Santos Mahogany, and Sapele Mahogany Handrail. We also offer other woods by request.
In the 6115 Handrail Series, we offer fittings in American Cherry, Brazilian Cherry, Hickory, Maple, Red Oak, White Oak, Santos Mahogany, and Sapele Mahogany Handrail. Other woods are available by request. In addition, we offer bending and plowed handrail in both the 6010 and 6115 handrail series.
A plowed handrail includes a process where a small section is cut out from the bottom of the handrail so that square balusters can fit into the bottom of the handrail. The fillet is then put into the sections between the balusters and glued into place to help hold the balusters securely.
The bending handrail is used on curved stairways. The process of making bending handrail involves vertically slicing handrail into sections. These sections are glued and clamped into a mold and bent to fit the stairway. Once the glue has completely dried, the handrail will retain the "bent" shape. Bending handrails are generally not recommended to the do-it-yourselfer. The process of installing it is more complex than the average than most can handle.
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